2009 Princeton Colloquium April 17-18 to explore globalization's next phase - Live webcasts available
The Woodrow Wilson School will host the 2009 Princeton Colloquium on Public and International Affairs Friday and Saturday April 17 and 18, titled "Prosperity or Peril? The Next Phase of Globalization."
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Through keynote addresses and panel sessions the Colloquium will examine whether and how the increasingly interconnected forces of globalization will result in a more stable and prosperous global society, or instead enable instability and violence to spread more easily across borders.
Keynotes and featured presenters include:
-- United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon;
-- Paul Krugman, Professor of Economics and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School and recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Economics;
-- Tadataka (Tachi) Yamada, President of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's Global Health Program; and
-- Eric Schmidt '76, Chairman and CEO of Google Inc.
The 2009 Princeton Colloquium seeks to understand how the latest phase of globalization, beginning at the end of the Cold War, will continue to unfold: will nations seek to cut themselves off from a world that threatens to import more peril than promise? Or will states redefine the meaning of borders and find genuinely global ways to confront common problems? The Colloquium brings together policy makers, academics, journalists, and business leaders through panel sessions, keynote addresses, and featured presentations to debate and analyze how globalization will impact states, global society, and the planet.
Colloquium keynote addresses and panel sessions are free and open to the public. In addition, Colloquium events will be webcast live and a final Colloquium report highlighting the proceedings will be available through the Colloquium website.