Debating the future

Debating the future

Debating the future
Sunday 20 September 2020, 11.00am to 12.30pm BST
Cancelled
Cancelled
Sunday 20 September 2020, 11.00am to 12.30pm BST
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Photo by Drew Beamer on Unsplash

Photo by Drew Beamer on Unsplash

Open to: 
Alumni and guests
Theme: 
Social sciences

Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled

During this session, six teams of alumni will come together to debate some of the most pressing issues facing business and society. Each alumnus/na who volunteers to participate in the event will join a debate team, wherein along with two other alumni they will be assigned and then prepare for a live debate on one of the following topics:

  1. This house believes that the latest wave of automation and ubiquitous computing is going to free workers up to undertake new, better jobs, and thereby expand the middle class.
  2. This house believes that universal basic income is good for society and for business.
  3. This house believes that addressing “grand challenges” (e.g. Sustainable Development Goals) requires “grand solutions”.

To express your interest in taking part as an active participant in this session, please contact festival@alumni.cam.ac.uk  and we will be in touch with more information.

 

Moderator

 

Dr Matthew Grimes

Dr Matthew Grimes is a Reader and the Academic Co-Director of the Cambridge Judge Entrepreneurship Centre. He previously served on the faculty at Indiana University and the University of Alberta School of Business. He was appointed a Visiting Scholar at the University of Sydney Business School and an International Research Fellow at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship at Oxford University. Prior to obtaining his PhD, Dr Grimes was an Associate Director for Research at CEB (now Gartner) in Washington DC, London and New Delhi.

Contact

Events Team
Email: 
festival@alumni.cam.ac.uk
Tel: 
+44 (0)1223 332288