Monday, February 10, 2014

The 2014 Dimbleby lecture: A powerful presentation by Christine Lagarde of the IMF

Way back in 2008, not long after I started this blog, I wrote a post about the BBC re-broadcasting its 2007 Dimbleby lecture, delivered by Dr. Craig Venter, whose institute was the first in the world to map the human genome.  As noted in the post, I happened to be watching the BBC when the broadcast aired.
A few days ago I had a similar experience when I happened to catch the 2014 Dimbleby lecture, delivered by Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund and entitled "A New Multilateralism for the 21st Century."  The full prepared text of the speech is available here.
It was an eloquent and well-documented argument.  For me personally it was an inspiration to continue and redouble my research and writing about Korea's experience with ICT in national socioeconomic development. While there have been missteps, this country is, so to speak, "ahead of the power curve."  I recommend it to you.  Check the BBC for video.

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