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Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown    

Britiain's Former Prime Minister

Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. He took office on 27 June 2007, three days after becoming leader of the Labour Party. Prior to this he served as the Chancellor of the Exchequer under Tony Blair from 1997 to 2007, becoming the United Kingdom's longest serving Chancellor since Nicholas Vansittart in the early 19th century.

As Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown presided over the longest ever period of growth. He also made the Bank of England independent and delivered an agreement at the Gleneagles Summit in 2005, supporting the world's poorest countries and helping to tackle climate change.

He has a PhD in history from the University of Edinburgh, and, as Prime Minister, he also held the positions of First Lord of the Treasury and the Minister for the Civil Service. He has been a Member of Parliament since 1983; firstly for Dunfermline East and since 2005 for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath. Mr Brown has also been a university and college lecturer and has written a number of books.

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Our World Today and Tomorrow

Gordon Brown shares with audiences his insights on events facing our world today, including the future of the European Union; the ongoing strife in the Middle East and the global and regional ramifications of the U.S.-Iran nuclear weapon agreement; China’s struggling economy and its impact on the global economy; the growth of India’s population and its digital economy; the rise of emerging markets in Asia; the urgent need now facing Africa for practical and cost-effective pathways to guide sustainable urban development and education; the upcoming 2016 U.S. Presidential election; issues and solutions to ensuring education for all; the economic and social impact of increasingly interconnected global health care policies and how huge changes in technology will impact our world in the 21st century.

2025: Shaping a New Future

In this presentation based on his upcoming book, Gordon Brown charts how our world will be reinvented over the next decade by massive technological, demographic, social and political forces and the explosive growth of a global middle class. He discusses how by 2025, for the first time in human history, the majority of people will live in urban areas and one billion will have a university degree. Brown looks at how we can convert a new wave of scientific and medical progress into a more sustainable and widely shared prosperity, which could end avoidable poverty. Drawing from his wealth of experience as a world leader, Brown identifies global migration, the demands of the new middle class and the growth of global pressure groups as the new drivers of change. He suggests that if the 20th century was the century of women’s empowerment through ending women’s exploitation, the 21st will be about a higher form of empowerment—women’s leadership as a force for change. But, as he discusses, the future is never fixed, and he shows how we can all play our part in promoting and managing change in ways that make the world a better place for future generations.

Beyond the Crash: Overcoming the First Crisis of Globalization

The international financial crisis that has held the world economy in its grip since 2008 is still stirring across many corners of the globe. In this discussion based on his book Beyond the Crash: Overcoming the First Crisis of Globalization, Gordon Brown addresses how the crisis can be reversed and asserts that world leaders must continue to work together if we are to avoid a decade of lost jobs and low growth. Speaking both as someone who was in the room driving discussions that led to some crucial decisions and as an expert renowned for his remarkable financial acumen, Brown puts forth not just an explanation for what happened but a clear directive for how to prevent future financial disasters. Brown argues that markets need morals and suggests that the only way to truly ensure that the world economy does not flounder so badly again is to institute a banking constitution and a global growth plan for jobs and justice.

The Critical Social and Economic Impact of Global Education

Gordon Brown believes that education is the birth right of every child, the key to expanded opportunity and a source of prosperity, employment and social cohesion. His time in government cemented his views on the importance of education as the key to unlocking better health, greater social stability, more rights and opportunities for women and a higher standard of living. In his role as United Nations Special Envoy for Global Education, he works to increase the number of children in primary education. This means finding schools and funding for the 59 million children currently out of school by persuading national governments and the international community to take their responsibilities to these children seriously. The cost of educating each of them is often as low as $100 per year per child. In this presentation, he will discuss how educated populations boost economies, how the Internet revolution is changing the way people learn and why education reform is essential so both young people and those already in work can continue to gather the skills to enable them to compete in our increasingly globalized world.

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