The most significant forces driving change in the world today – the ongoing revolution in information technology and the expanding flow of products, money, and people across borders – are destroying jobs, upending entire industries, and transforming the politics of the United States and Europe.
In this speech Michael Mandelbaum, author of the highly praised study of the political backlash against globalization, The Road to Global Prosperity, explores the future of these two disruptive forces, assesses their likely effects on the economies and the politics of the industrial democracies, and discusses the ways that individuals, firms, and countries can adapt to this hurricane of change to sustain prosperity and preserve democracy.
Johns Hopkins foreign policy specialist Michael Mandelbaum is a great explainer of global developments and trends. The New York Times called him “one of the country's leading public intellectuals,” and Foreign Policy magazine named him one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers. Dr. Mandelbaum has penned 16 books, including the bestseller That Used to Be Us, co-written with Thomas L. Friedman.