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May 2, 2018

Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth – and How to Fix It

Henry Jackson Society

Date: 18:00-19:00, Wednesday 2nd May 2018

Location: The Wilson Room,
Portcullis House, Westminster, London SW1A 2JR

Dr. Dambisa Moyo
International Economist and New York Times best-selling Author

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A generation after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the world is once again on the edge of chaos. Demonstrations have broken out from Belgium to Brazil led by angry citizens demanding a greater say in their political and economic future, better education, healthcare and living standards. The bottom line of this outrage is the same; people are demanding their governments do more to improve their lives faster, something which policymakers are unable to deliver under conditions of anaemic growth. Rising income inequality and a stagnant economy are threats to both the developed and the developing world, and leaders can no longer afford to ignore this gathering storm

By kind invitation of The Rt Hon Sir Michael Fallon MP, The Henry Jackson Society is pleased to invite you to a discussion with Dr Dambisa Moyo, the internationally acclaimed economist who will argue that economic growth can only be achieved by aggressively overhauling the liberal democratic system we know and love.  Dr Moyo will offer a solution by presenting a radical menu of ten ways to improve democracy: making it better able to address the range of headwinds that the global economy faces.

Dr. Dambisa Moyo is a global economistand author who analyzes the macroeconomy and international affairs. Dambisa serves on the boards of Barclays Bank, Barrick Gold and Chevron. She was named by TIME Magazine as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World,” and is the author of NY Times Bestsellers’ Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There is a Better Way for Africa; How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly and the Stark Choices Ahead; Winner Take All: China’s Race for Resources and what it Means for the World. Dambisa holds a Doctorate in economics from Oxford University, a Master’s degree from Harvard University.