Los Angeles — July 2
The University of Southern California will convene world experts looking past the global economic recessions to a potential “long boom” in the first USC Global Conversation on Oct. 9 in London.
The event will aim to explore “The Future of the Global Economy” and feature keynote speaker the Right Honorable Jack Straw, member of Parliament, along with scholars from USC and other international economic experts. USC Provost Elizabeth Garrett will host the event.
The program will aim to examine key aspects of the global economy to identify positive opportunities. USC organizers believe that the prospects for a long economic boom depend on two major policy advances: an exceptional international effort to encourage high levels of investment and innovation and a dramatic improvement in international cooperation on access to technology, integration of markets and meaningful environmental transformation.
Panelists will consider the potential for a “long (economic) boom” from three perspectives:
An examination of key factors likely to determine whether or not a long-run economic boom is possible in the future, focusing on the United States and other western economies as they interact with the developing economies of Asia and South America; a discussion of specific driving forces likely to accompany economic growth over the next 20-30 years; and a consideration of the way domestic and transnational policy choices are likely to influence conditions for the 21st Century “long economic boom.”
To be held at the London Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square event from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 9, the event represents the first USC Global Conversation, to be held in alternating years with the USC Global Conference (scheduled for May 2013 in Seoul).
Source: University of Southern California