Why Do We Love iPhone but Hate Globalization? | Yale Club of Beijing


by Project Pengyou on December 17th, 2014   5655 views

When and Where

  • 17/12/2014
    7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

  • Yale Center Beijing
    36th Floor, Tower B, IFC Building 8 Jianguomenwai Avenue Chaoyang District,
    Beijing
    China
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Why Do We Love iPhone but Hate Globalization? | Yale Club of Beijing

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This presentation will address the reasons behind the riddle of love and hate of globalization. Chanda argues that while concerns are justified, they are not the result of some policy called “globalization”, but the consequences of an accelerated process of interconnectedness. Today the problems emerge at unprecedented speed and are more visible, leading one to blame the process rather than examine the driving force behind it. What are the economic and technological forces of globalization? How did the history of science, politics, commerce and religion create today’s international system? What is the future of globalization?

Wednesday, December 17, 7:30pm-9pm
“Why Do We Love iPhone but Hate Globalization?”
Nayan Chanda, Editor-in-Chief, YaleGlobal Online Magazine
Yale Club of Beijing | Yale Center Beijing
Yale Center Beijing | 40 RMB | Registration

No single other word evokes as much passion as “globalization.”  Despite opposition to the globalization process, there is near-universal appreciation of the connections and products it makes possible, such as the iPhone.  Globalization is accused of increasing global poverty, unemployment and inequality, and hastening ecological catastrophe through unbridled exploitation of natural resources.  This presentation will address the reasons behind the riddle of love and hate of globalization. Chanda argues that while concerns are justified, they are not the result of some policy called “globalization”, but the consequences of an accelerated process of interconnectedness.  Today the problems emerge at unprecedented speed and are more visible, leading one to blame the process rather than examine the driving force behind it. What are the economic and technological forces of globalization? How did the history of science, politics, commerce and religion create today’s international system? What is the future of globalization?

Nayan Chanda is Editor-in-Chief of YaleGlobal Online Magazine at Yale’s MacMillan Center. He was previously with the Far Eastern Economic Review for almost 30 years as editor-at-large, editor and correspondent. He is the author and co-author of a dozen books, most recently Bound Together: How Traders, Preachers, Adventurers and Warriors Shaped Globalization which has been translated into seven languages including Chinese. He is the 2005 recipient of the Shorenstein Award for journalism presented jointly by Stanford and Harvard Universities. He writes a regular column for the Straits Times, BusinessWorld and Times of India.  He graduated from Presidency College, Kolkata, received his post-graduate degree from Jadavpur University and studied international relations at the Sorbonne.

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