Robert Skidelsky is speaking at the 5th Annual China Investment Management Summit, an invitation-only gathering for China’s largest investors to meet global managers to discuss global investment themes, asset allocation strategies and internationalization of Renminbi for today China’s capital market. Global chief investment officers and China leading investors will share their perspectives on these topics. This year’s theme will be internationalization and transition of Chinese institutional investments and the entire programme is driven by an expert advisory board of investors.
Event 1 - Limits to Liberty (Saturday 4th June, 12pm)
Frank Furedi, Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, Robert Skidelsky. Mary Ann Sieghart chairs.
From tabloid complaints about ‘political correctness gone mad’ to the banning of expressions of religious hatred, many believe our right to free speech is under threat. Can we reconcile liberal freedom with the right of others not to feel offence?
Outspoken sociologist and author of The Cult of Fear, Frank Furedi, Independent columnist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, and historian Lord Robert Skidelsky freely debate the limits of freedom.
Event 2 - How Much is Enough? Money and the Good Life (Sunday 5th June, 1pm)
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Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Lord Skidelsky has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the Institute of New Economic Thinking
. Launched in October 2009 with a $50 million dollar pledge from George Soros, the Institute promotes changes in economic theory and practice through conferences, grants and education initiatives. The Institute embraces the professional responsibility to think beyond the inadequate methods and models of the world’s financial infrastructures and will support the creation of new paradigms in the understanding of economic processes. For more information please visit http://www.ineteconomics.org/
Friday, April 16, 2010
Lord Skidelsky has signed a letter to the Times
along with 77 other economists in support of Labour's economic policies and criticising Tory plans for £6bn of efficiency savings this year. Lord Skidelsky was interviewed by the Financial Times
in connection with this letter on Friday 16 April.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Lord Skidelsky was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Rome Tre, in the presence of the President of Italy, Giorgio Napolitano. At the same ceremony, he was also appointed a Knight of the Grand Cross ( Cavaliere di gran Croce), which is the highest decoration within the President’s gift.
Lord Skidelsky has recently been at the heart of a lively debate in the UK's national media among economists, discussing the best way to tackle the national deficit, which has ballooned. The debate has created a schism in the profession, with some economists backing the Conservative Party’s view that fiscal tightening should begin this year, and others lending their support to Alistair Darling’s decision to delay spending cuts until