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Catastrophic Risk and Threats to the Global Commons

Catastrophic Risk and Threats to the Global Commons


Catastrophic Risk and Threats to the Global Commons


Fri, March 30, 2012; 09:00 - 10:30

Location: Rhodes Lecture Theatre
This year marked the arrival of 7 billion people, ongoing globalization, accelerating technological change and rising expectations.  While millions have emerged from poverty, the “tragedy of the commons” now hits at the planetary level.  Climate change, water mismanagement, pandemics, and nuclear proliferation all undermine global public good, demanding collective action. Yet the global political economic system has yet to deliver solutions that work. This session will discuss commonalities across these threats, consider innovative ways to tackle them and explore implications for work on the ground.




Author and Speaker

Arianna Huffington

President and Editor-in-Chief
The Huffington Post

Author and Speaker

Helene Gayle

President and CEO


Ian Goldin

Oxford Martin School


Joseph Cirincione

Ploughshares Fund

Author and Speaker

Larry Brilliant

President and CEO
Skoll Global Threats Fund


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