Is the current growth crisis a result of decades of technological stagnation in a risk-averse society?

When? 09 November 2012 18:00 – 19:30

This is a special event, co-hosted with the Oxford Union. Seating is limited.

Oxford Union members should contact the Oxford Union for information on how to attend. All others, please contact us to be placed on our registration list.

A dynamic debate about innovation and the coming technological deficit.


  • Garry Kasparov, 13th world chess champion, writer and political activist
  • Peter Thiel, technology entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist

In debate against:

  • Professor Kenneth Rogoff, Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics at Harvard University
  • Mark Shuttleworth, technology entrepreneur and founder of the Ubuntu project

This event is held in collaboration with the Oxford Union, the world’s most prestigious debating society, with an unparalleled reputation for bringing internationally renowned guests and speakers to Oxford. Founded in 1823, the Union has promotes debate and discussion not just in Oxford University, but across the globe.

It takes place in the Oxford Union, Frewin Court, Oxford, OX1 3JB


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