Thomas J. Volpe Lecture Series: Economist Dambisa Moyo
When communism fell, the spread of democracy promised a better life for tens of millions across the world. Instead they got slow economic growth, insufficient changes to healthcare and education, and greater income inequality. Economist Dambisa Moyo explains this problem and offers solutions at St. Francis College as the next speaker for the Thomas J. Volpe Lecture Series on Thursday, April 19 at 9:30am in the College’s Founders Halls.
Dr. Dambisa Moyo, a Zambian-Born international economist and author who analyzes the macro economy and global affairs, lays out her plan in her upcoming book, Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth—and How to Fix It, which will be released the week after her talk at St. Francis
A native New Yorker, Dr. Moyo has made both the Time 100 Most Influential People in the World and Oprah Winfrey’s Power List. She is a pre-eminent thinker, who influences key decision-makers in strategic investment and public policy. Dr. Moyo is respected for her unique perspectives, her balance of contrarian thinking with measured judgment, and her ability to turn economic insight into investible ideas.
Dambisa has earned a strong reputation as a top-tier opinion former and trusted advisor on Macroeconomics, Geopolitics, Technology and Millennial themes. She is a Board member of Barclays Bank, Barrick Gold, and Chevron. She holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Oxford, a Masters from Harvard, and is recognized for fresh and innovative ideas as the Author of three New York Times Bestselling Books.
Where: St. Francis College – Founders Hall