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Livestream: Roopa Purushothaman on "Global Economic Recovery after Covid-19, and Solving Technology’s People Problem”

11:00am sharp to 12:00pm EST livestream

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Speaker Series

Date: Monday November 02, 2020 | 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Speaker(s): Roopa Purushothaman, Chief Economist and Head of Policy Advocacy, Tata Group; Co-Author (with Group Chairman of Tata Sons, Natarajan Chandrasekaran), Bridgital Nation: Solving Technology’s People Problem (Penguin, 2019)

In Conversation With: Joseph Wong, Interim Vice-President, International, University of Toronto; Ralph and Roz Halbert Professor of Innovation and Professor of Political Science, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto

Introductions By: Partha Mohanram, John H. Watson Chair in Value Investing; Director - India Innovation Institute and Professor of Accounting, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Topic: “Global Economic Recovery after Covid-19, and Solving Technology’s People Problem”

On October 26, Rotman Events will email registrants the link to the page where you can watch the livestream of the talk on November 2 from 11:00am sharp to 12:00pm EST.

Location: Online
Cost: Free to attend. Registration is required by 5:00pm on November 1.
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About Our Guest Speakers:

Roopa Purushothaman is the chief economist and head of policy advocacy at the Tata Group. She is the co-author of the book Bridgital Nation: Solving Technology’s People Problem. She is also co-author of the path-breaking 2003 Goldman Sachs report, Dreaming with BRICS: The Path to 2020. She has contributed to a number of publications on globalization and development. Roopa is the founder of Avasara Leadership Institute. She is a graduate of Yale University and the London School of Economics.

Professor Joseph Wong is interim Vice-President, International, the Ralph and Roz Halbert Professor of Innovation at the Munk School of Global Affairs, and Professor of Political Science in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto. He also held the Canada Research Chair in Health, Democracy, and Development for two terms from 2006 to 2016. He is the author of many academic articles and several books, including Healthy Democracies: Welfare Politics in Taiwan and South Korea and Betting on Biotech: Innovation and the Limits of Asia’s Developmental State, both published by Cornell University Press. Inspired by the Sustainable Development Goals, in collaboration with the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth, Professor Wong developed the Reach Alliance, a model for student-led, faculty-driven, multi-disciplinary research dedicated to investigating the pathways to success for innovative development programs that are reaching the world’s most marginalized populations: He is a graduate of McGill University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Questions:, Daniel Ellul, (416) 978-6119 

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