IGP Events

Soundbites and Director's Seminars: Entrepreneurship and Prosperity in Extreme Contexts

Wednesday 14 September, 2022 |



Announcing the 2022 Autumn Soundbites and Director's Seminars, a series of public events hosted by the UCL Institute for Global Prosperity

This series seeks to understand how to find a way to prosperity in an era where unprecedented extreme events - a rising humanitarian crisis, health crisis, price shocks, and extreme weather conditions - are becoming the standard.

Indeed, these unparalleled manifestations have been occurring in such a short amount of time that they have undoubtedly come to constitute our new "normal".

Talks in this series will offer innovative approaches to answer this question: How do we create a path to prosperity in such conditions?

Contributors to this discussion will include leading thinkers from various backgrounds to reflect on current beliefs and offer new ways to engender prosperity in our current position.

Upcoming Soundbites

13 October, 13.00-14.00: Panel discussion: Responsibly fostering prosperity in Asia through entrepreneurship and technology (Part of the Asia Prosperity Research Hub launch)

27 October, 13.00-14.00: Creating Prosperity in Society-the case of AMAATI, Salma Abdulai (AMAATI)

17 November, 13.00-14.00: Christian Schmitz (Purpose Driven Innovation Ecosystem Group)

1 December, 13.00-14.00: Farm diversification and land-management for a climate-positive future: building a new rural incubator model at an upland farm, Antonia Boyce

15 December, 13.00-14.00: My commitment to the world – Using technology for Good, Dimitris Vassiliadis

Upcoming Director's Seminars:

6 October, 16.30-18.00: Complying in the ‘right’ way: Competing fiscal rationales in highland Bolivia and the problem of ‘compliance’ in tax studies, Dr Miranda Sheild Johansson (Anthropology, UCL)

20 October, 16.30-18.00: Standing on the shoulders of giants. Connecting current and past research on Grand Challenges, Silvia Dorado-Banacloche (University of Massachusetts Boston)

3 November, 16.30-18.00: Recalibrating entrepreneurship: Myths, fads, and the need to embrace the pluralism of entrepreneurial activity, Pablo Munoz (Durham University Business School)

24 November, 16.30-18.00: Dr Ramzi Fathallah (Telfer School of Management)

8 December, 16.30-18.00: Community Entrepreneurship in a Challenged World: Lessons from Fogo Island, Natalie Slawinski (Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria)

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