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Dr. Mazzucato will be discussing the role of the state in a post-COVID world and examining the state capabilities needed to build a better future that is innovation-led, inclusive and sustainable. Dr. Mariana Mazzucato is Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London (UCL). She is also the Founding Director of the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP). She is winner of international prizes including the 2020 John Von Neumann Award, the 2019 All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values, and 2018 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought. She was named as one of the '3 Most Important Thinkers about Innovation' by The New Republic. She is the author of the highly acclaimed books, The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths and The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy.
Date: Monday, June 28, 2021
Time: 3:00 pm (PKT)
Hosted in collaboration with the Mahbub ul Haq Research Centre as part of their Mahbub ul Haq Distinguished Lectures 2021, the session will be moderated by Dr. Melissa Leach and Dr. Ali Cheema.
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Dr. Mariana Mazzucato
Dr. Mazzucato was previously the RM Phillips Professorial Chair at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at Sussex University. She is a selected fellow of the UK’s Academy of Social Sciences (FAcSS) and of the Italian National Science Academy (Lincei). Her current roles include being Chair of the World Health Organization's Council on the Economics of Health for All, member of the Scottish Government’s Council of Economic Advisors and the UN High Level Advisory Board for Economic and Social Affairs. She is winner of international prizes including the 2020 John von Neumann Award, the 2019 All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values, and the 2018 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought. She was named as one of the '3 Most Important Thinkers about Innovation' by The New Republic, one of the ‘50 Most Creative People in Business’ in 2020 by Fast Company, and one of the ‘25 Leaders Shaping the Future of Capitalism’ by WIRED. She is the author of three highly acclaimed books, The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths (2013), The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy (2018), and the newly released Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism (2021). She advises policy makers around the world on innovation-led inclusive and sustainable growth. She received her BA from Tufts University and her MA and PhD from the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research.
Dr. Melissa Leach
Dr. Leach co-founded and co-directed the ESRC STEPS (Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability) Centre from 2006 to 2014, with its pioneering pathways approach to innovation, sustainability and development issues. She is a Fellow of the British Academy and was awarded a CBE in 2017 for services to social science. A social anthropologist and geographer, her interdisciplinary, policy-engaged research in Africa and beyond links environment, agriculture, health, technology and gender, with particular interests in knowledge, power and the politics of science and policy processes. Dr. Leach’s research interests include social and institutional dimensions of environmental and technological change, and issues of knowledge, power and citizen engagement. Her publications include, Carbon conflicts and forest landscapes in Africa, The Ebola Crisis and Post‐2015 Development and Between Social and Planetary Boundaries: Navigating Pathways in the Safe and Just Space for Humanity. She has a PhD in Social Anthropology from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, UK.
Dr. Ali Cheema
Dr. Cheema is co-lead academic of the LSE-Oxford based International Growth Centre’s Pakistan programme and was a founding member of the 2006 Stockholm Challenge Award winning portal, Relief Information System for Earthquakes, Pakistan (risepak.com). He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS) Pakistan and co-founder of the Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP). He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), Sussex. His recent work is on governance, public finance, and human capital acquisition, which has published in leading international journals and conferences. A Rhodes Scholar, he holds a BA (Hons) in Politics and Economics from Oxford and a PhD in Economics from Cambridge. He has served as a member of Pakistan’s National Finance Commission and was a visiting Fulbright Scholar at Harvard.