Don’t get left behind in the Age of Discovery.
Join us for a talk by Chris Kutarna, the Regina-born Oxford scholar and author who foresaw Brexit and Donald Trump’s presidency — to learn how we can navigate our way through the risks and rewards of the new Renaissance. Chris will talk about how he uses the past to predict and prepare for the future. It will be of interest to the business community, academics, history buffs and those looking to the future.
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About Chris Kutarna
Dr Chris Kutarna is a two-time Governor General's Medalist, a Sauvé Fellow and Commonwealth Scholar, and a Fellow of the Oxford Martin School with a doctorate in politics from the University of Oxford. A former consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, then entrepreneur, Chris lived in China for several years, speaks Mandarin, and remains a regular op-ed contributor to one of China's top-ranked news magazines. He resides in Oxford, Beijing and Regina.
Age of Discovery
Age Of Discovery: Navigating The Shocks Of Our Second Renaissance is an international best-selling guide to the 21st century by Chris Kutarna and Ian Goldin.
Now is humanity’s best moment. And our most fragile. Global health, wealth and education are booming. Scientific discovery is flourishing. But the same forces that make big gains possible for some of us deliver big losses to others—and tangle us together in ways that make everyone vulnerable.
We’ve been here before. The first Renaissance, the time of Columbus, Copernicus, Gutenberg and others, redrew all maps of the world, liberated information and shifted Western civilization from the medieval to the early modern era. Such change came at a price: social division,political extremism, economic shocks, pandemics and other unintended consequences of human endeavour.
Now is our second Renaissance. In the face of terrorism, Brexit, refugee crises and the global impact of a Trump presidency, we can flourish—if we heed the urgent lessons of history. Age of Discovery shows us how.