Philanthrocapitalism: the role of business in development.

1 June 2009, 17:00 - 19:00

CRASSH 17 Mill Lane, Seminar room

Speaker:  Michael Green <?xml:namespace prefix = o>

Michael Green has worked in international development for nearly 20 years.  He taught Economics at Warsaw University under a Soros-funded programme from 1992-96, before joining the Department for International Development (DFID) where he advised on international finance and managed UK aid to Russia.  As a senior civil servant he ran the DFID communications department, which produced the The Rough Guide to a Better World that went out to more than 5 million British homes.  He is the co-author, with Matthew Bishop, of Philanthrocapitalism: how the rich can save the world and why we should let them.  He and Matthew are working on a new book about the financial crisis, for publication in January 2010.  Michael is now an independent writer and consultant and is working on a project to promote investment in a 'closed carbon' solution to the global energy crisis.

 

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