Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 7:30 pm
In a world of rising inequalities, the debate over poverty and how to overcome it is acute. Our societies will witness important job disruptions due to Artificial Intelligence and the advance of automation. The idea of a universal income – a set of money given automatically to all citizens, or restricted to poor families – is debated in political circles and has been advocated by Barack Obama.
Founded in 2009 by Harvard and MIT graduates, GiveDirectly’s mission is to use cash as an index fund of development against which actively managed interventions can be measured. Their goal is to tackle extreme poverty by making unconditional direct cash transfer to the bottom of the pyramid. We will discuss GiveDirectly’s solutions and philosophy with its COO Isobel Coleman. An American diplomat, Isobel served as the U.S. Representative to the United Nations under the Obama administration and led US efforts to reform the UN’s budget increasing transparency and accountability. She is the author and co-author of several books and a Senior Fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations.
8.30pm: Seated dinner
This is an invitation-only event.
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