Podcast: Navigating a New Renaissance

Globalization is at a crossroads. Which path will we choose?

Get more details about Ian’s book at iangoldin.org. You can also follow Ian on Twitter @ian_goldin.

Ian Goldin believes we’re on the verge of a New Renaissance that will redefine how we live, how we work and how we interact with each other.

The respected scholar and author of more than 20 books is an ardent defender of globalization, but he cautions that we must pursue a more inclusive global system.

In this new era of discovery and disruption, how can we leave fewer people behind? How can we better shape urbanization? And why does he believe we’re at a crossroads that will forever shape societies of the future?

Goldin explores these questions in his most recent book, Age of Discovery: Navigating the Storms of Our Second Renaissance.

In this podcast, Longitudes chats with Goldin about his book, his optimistic view of globalization and parallels with the age of Da Vinci, Columbus and Gutenberg.


Ian Goldin is a University of Oxford Professor of Globalization and Development and the Director of the Oxford Martin Program on Technological and Economic Change.

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