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Livestream: John Micklethwait & Adrian Wooldridge on "The Wake-Up Call: Why the Pandemic Has Exposed the Weakness of the West and How to Fix It"

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

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Date: Monday September 28, 2020 | 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Speaker(s): John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief, Bloomberg; former Editor-in-Chief, The Economist; Co-Author of 6 Books

Adrian Wooldridge, Political Editor and “Bagehot” Columnist, The Economist; Co-Author of 6 Books
Topic: "The Wake-Up Call: Why the Pandemic Has Exposed the Weakness of the West and How to Fix It" (by J. Micklethwait and A. Wooldridge for Harper Collins, Sept. 15, 2020)

On September 21, Rotman Events will email registrants the link to the page where you can watch the livestream of the talk on September 28 from 5:00pm sharp to 6:00pm EDT

Location: Online
Cost: $22.00 plus HST per person (includes the link to the livestream and 1 hardcover copy of "The Wake-Up Call")
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Book Mailing: Starting September 29, unsigned copies of The Wake-Up Call will be shipped to paid registrants.

Book Synopsis: This book is an urgent and informed look at the challenges America, the U.K., Canada and world governments will face in a post Covid-19 world.

The Covid crisis has not just highlighted the failures of certain governments, it is accelerating a shift in the balance of power from West to East. After a decade where politics in the US and the UK has been consumed with inward-facing struggles, countries like South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, as well as China, have made extraordinary advances economically, technologically and politically.

In this beautifully crafted essay, Micklethwait and Wooldridge explain how we ended up in this mess and explore the possible routes out. If Western governments respond creatively to the crisis, they will have a chance of reversing decades of decline; if they dither and delay while Asia continues to improve, the prospect of a new Eastern-dominated world order will increase. The big question facing the world is whether the West can rise to the challenge as it has before.

About Our Speakers:

John Micklethwait is the Editor-in-Chief of Bloomberg where he oversees editorial content across all Bloomberg platforms, including its news, newsletters, magazines, opinion, television, radio and digital properties, as well as its research services including Bloomberg Intelligence. Prior to joining Bloomberg in February 2015, Micklethwait was Editor-in-Chief of The Economist where he led the newspaper into the digital age while expanding its readership and enhancing its reputation. He joined The Economist in 1987 as a finance correspondent and served as Business editor and United States editor before being named Editor-in-Chief in 2006. Micklethwait began his career in banking at Chase Manhattan in London after studying history at Magdalen College, Oxford. He is the co-author of six books, most recently The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State. In 2010, Micklethwait was named Editors’ Editor by the British Society of Magazine Editors. He is a trustee of the British Museum.

Adrian Wooldridge is The Economist‘s political editor and writes the Bagehot column; an analysis of British life and politics, in the tradition of Walter Bagehot, editor of The Economist from 1861-77. Adrian also used to write the Schumpeter column on business, finance and management. He was previously based in Washington, DC, as the Washington bureau chief where he also wrote the Lexington column. Prior to his role in Washington, he has been The Economist‘s West Coast correspondent, management correspondent and Britain correspondent. He is the co-author of “The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea”, “A Future Perfect: The Challenge and Hidden Promise of Globalisation”, “Witch Doctors”, a critical examination of management theory, and “The Right Nation”, a study of conservatism in America. His most recent books are “The Great Disruption: How Business Is Coping With Turbulent Times (2015) and “Masters of Management: How the Business Gurus and their Ideas have Changed the World—for Better and for Worse” (2011).

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

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