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Dean Vali Nasr cordially invites you to:

Capitalism in an Age of Robots with Adair Turner

Moderated by:

John Lipsky
Peter G. Person Distinguished Scholar, Kissinger Center for Global Affairs Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute


Adair Turner has been Chair of the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) since 2015 and Chair of the Energy Transitions Commission since January 2016. He is also currently the Chair of the European subsidiary board of Chubb, the world’s largest property and casualty insurer, and is a non executive director of Prudential plc, a major global life insurer. He is the author of Between Debt and the Devel – Money, Credit and Fixing Global Finance (Princeton 2015) which has now been published in English, Chinese, Japanese, French and Portuguese, and will soon also be translated into Korean.

From September 2008 until 2013, Adair Turner chaired the UK’s Financial Services Authority and played a leading role in the post crisis redesign of global banking and shadow banking regulation as Chairman of the International Financial Stability Board’s major policy committee. He was also during that time Chair of the UK Climate Change Committee, which is charged with ensuring that the UK achieves an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Adair Turner’s career has spanned business, public policy and academia. He was at McKinsey&Co consultants from 1982-95, building McKinsey’s practice in East Europe and Russia in the early 1990s, and was Director General of the Confederation of British Industry from 1995-2000. He was Vice-Chairman of Merrill Lynch Europe (2000-06) and a Non-Executive Director of a number of companies, including Standard Chartered plc (2006-08). Adair Turner became a cross-bench member of the British House of Adairs in 2005 and chaired a Commission on the future of UK pensions policy from 2003-06; he also chaired (2002-06) the Low Pay Commission, which sets Britain’s national minimum wage. He is a Fellow of the UK’s Royal Society and has recently received an honorary doctorate from Cambridge University. Finally, Adair Turner is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Financial Studies (Frankfurt); a visiting professor at the London School of Economics and at Cass Business School, London; a Visiting Fellow at the People’s Bank of China School of Finance, Tsinghua University (Beijing); and Visiting Professor at the International Center for Islamic Finance (INCEIF) in Kuala Lumpur. He has written two other books Just Capital- the liberal economy (Macmillan 2001) and Economics after the Crisis (MIT 2012).

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