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Livestream: Gillian Hadfield on "Rules For a Flat World: Why Humans Invented Law and How to Reinvent It for a Complex Global Economy"

5:00pm sharp to 6:00pm EST livestream

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Rules for a Flat World
Date: Wednesday November 25, 2020 | 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Speaker(s): Gillian Hadfield, Schwartz Reisman Chair in Technology and Society, Professor of Law - Faculty of Law and Professor of Strategic Management - Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto; Director - Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society; Faculty Affiliate, Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence; Senior Policy Advisor, Open AI; Author

In Conversation With: Sarah Kaplan, Distinguished Professor and Director - Institute for Gender and the Economy; Professor of Strategic Management, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

Introduction By: Ken Corts, Interim Dean; Marcel Desautels Chair in Entrepreneurship; Professor of Economic Analysis and Policy, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
Topic: "Rules For a Flat World: Why Humans Invented Law and How to Reinvent It for a Complex Global Economy" (by G. Hadfield for Oxford University Press, 2017; paperback with new prologue, 2020)
Venue:

On November 18, Rotman Events will email registrants the link to the page where you can watch the livestream on November 25 from 5:00pm sharp to 6:00pm EST.

Location: Online
Cost: $27.50 plus HST per person (includes the link to the livestream and 1 unsigned paperback copy of "Rules For a Flat World")
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Book Mailing: Starting November 26, unsigned copies of Rules For a Flat World will be shipped to paid registrants.

Book Synopsis: Technology and globalization are uprooting and reshaping daily life. Global supply chains are now deeply embedded, and digital platforms connect almost everyone in complex networks of data and exchange. This "flat world" is one of tremendous possibility, but it also poses challenges to stability and shared prosperity. In Rules for a Flat World, Gillian Hadfield argues that the legal rules that currently guide global integration are no longer working. They are too slow, costly, and localized for increasingly complex advanced economies, and fail to address issues such as poverty, instability, and oppression for the billions living in the developing world. Hadfield proposes a new set of rules that enhance complex societies and economic interdependence and makes the case for building a more agile infrastructure. In this paperback edition, she presents a new prologue to her sweeping historical overview and vision of the relationship between law and economic and social prosperity.

About Our Speaker: Gillian K. Hadfield holds the Schwartz Reisman Chair in Technology and Society, and is Professor of Law, and Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Toronto. She serves as Director of the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society and is Faculty Affiliate at the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence and Senior Policy Advisor at OpenAI. She has served on the Councils on Agile Governance; Values, Policy, and Technology; and Justice for the World Economic Forum.

Questions: events@rotman.utoronto.ca, Daniel Ellul, (416) 978-6119 


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