5 speakers 15 minutes each

Wed 23rd May 2018

5 speakers, 15 minutes each

The Tabernacle


Miriam González Durántez

Miriam González Durántez

Miriam González is co-chair of law firm Dechert LLP’s International Trade and Government Regulation practice. She previously served as a senior cabinet member for EU External Relations Commissioners Chris Patten and Benita Ferrero-Waldner, responsible for EU relations and trade with the Middle East, the U.S. and Latin America, as well as being a FCO adviser during the UK Presidency of the European Union.

Miriam is a member of the European Council on Foreign Relations, a non-executive member of the Board and Audit Committee Chair of UBS Limited, and a member of the International Advisory Board of the Instituto de Empresa in Spain.

Miriam is also the Founder and Chair of Inspiring Girls, a charity dedicated to raising the aspirations of young girls around world by connecting schoolgirls and female role models. The campaign has launched in Serbia, Spain, Italy, Chile, Brazil, Mexico and Colombia with more in the pipeline for 2018 and beyond.

Anatole Kaletsky

Anatole Kaletsky

Anatole Kaletsky is co-chairman and chief economist of Gavekal Dragonomics, a Hong Kong-based investment research and asset management firm serving 900 global financial institutions. He is also a prominent economic commentator, director of JP Morgan Emerging Markets Investment Trust and a board member of the Open Society Foundations and of the Institute for New Economic Thinking.

Before co-founding Gavekal in 2002, Kaletsky worked for 25 years as a journalist for the Economist, Financial Times, London Times, Reuters and the New York Times, winning numerous awards including European Journalist of the Year (1998), Newspaper Commentator of the Year (1996) and Specialist Writer of the Year (1981 and 1992). He now writes monthly columns for newspapers around the world in the Project Syndicate network and for Prospect Magazine in Britain. His book Capitalism 4.0, about the post-crisis transformation of the global economy, was nominated for the 2011 Samuel Johnson Prize.

Kaletsky was educated at Cambridge, where he received a First Class Honours degree in Mathematics, and at Harvard, where he was a Kennedy Scholar, and received a MA in Economics. He is an honorary Doctor of Science from the University of Buckingham.

David Runciman

David Runciman

David Runciman is Professor of Politics at Cambridge and Head of the Department of Politics and International Studies. He is the author of five previous books, including Political Hypocrisy, The Confidence Trap and Politics (for the Ideas in Profile series).

He is a Director of the Leverhulme-funded Conspiracy and Democracy research project. David Runciman writes regularly about politics for the London Review of Books and hosts the widely acclaimed weekly podcast Talking Politics.

About How Democraty Ends: All political systems come to an end. This book addresses the problem with verve and rigour and helps us to think about the previously unthinkable: what will democratic failure mean in the twenty-first century? Might there be something better after democracy?

Isabella Tree

Isabella Tree

Isabella Tree writes for publications such as National Geographic, Granta, The Sunday Times and The Observer. Her articles have been selected for The Best American Travel Writing and Reader's Digest Today's Best Non-Fiction, and she was Overall Winner of the Travelex Travel Writer Awards.

She published her first book The Bird Man - a Biography of John Gould when she was 25.

Her latest book Wilding - the Return of Nature to an English Farm charts the story of the pioneering rewilding project in West Sussex where she lives with her husband Charlie Burrell.

About Wilding: the Return of Nature to an English Farm

Forced to accept that intensive farming on their land at Knepp in West Sussex was economically unsustainable, Isabella Tree and her husband Charlie Burrell took a spectacular leap of faith in 2000 and handed their 3,500 acres back to nature. Managed with minimal human intervention, and with herds of free-roaming animals driving the creation of new habitats, their rewilded land is now heaving with life. Rare species like turtle doves, nightingales, peregrine falcons and purple emperor butterflies are now breeding at Knepp and biodiversity has rocketed.

The project has become a leading light for nature conservation in the UK, demonstrating how a hands-off, 'process-led' approach can restore land and wildlife in a dramatically short space of time, reversing the cataclysmic declines that have been the fate of nature here over the past five decades. Part gripping memoir, part fascinating account of the ecology of our countryside, Wilding is, above all, an inspiring story of hope.

"Anyone who is interested in how we share the planet — what it looks like, what we eat, and what nature can teach us — should read this book." The Sunday Times

Mariana Mazzucato

Mariana Mazzucato

Professor Mariana Mazzucato (PhD) holds the Chair in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London (UCL), and is Founder and Director of the UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose (IIPP).

She is winner of the 2014 New Statesman SPERI Prize in Political Economy, the 2015 Hans-Matthöfer-Preis, and the 2018 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought. She was named as one of the ‘3 most important thinkers about innovation‘ by the New Republic.

She advises policy makers around the world on innovation-led inclusive growth and is currently a member of the Scottish Government’s Council of Economic Advisors; the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network Leadership Council; and SITRA’s Advisory Panel in Finland. She is currently a Special Advisor for the EC Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Carlos Moedas, and has recently authored a high impact EC report Mission-Oriented Research & Innovation in the European Union. She is also a Special Advisor to the Secretary General of the OECD, Angel Gurría, for the OECD’s New Growth Narrative.

Her highly-acclaimed book The Entrepreneurial State: debunking public vs. private sector myths was on the 2013 Books of the Year list of the Financial Times. She is co-editor of Rethinking Capitalism: Economics and Policy for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth. Her new book The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy is published by Penguin.