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The Long Run Initiative (LRI) is delighted to announce that Dr. Andrea H. Schneider-Braunberger, CEO since 1996 of the Gesellschaft für Unternehmensgeschichte (GUG) (Business History Society), is joining its international Board of Governors, effective immediately. GUG has a lengthy and impressive record of connecting the worlds of academia, business and government in the German speaking nations. For more details about the appointment and a downloadable press release, click HERE.
Dr. Gillian K. Hadfield, Internationally Renowned Economist, Law Professor and AI Governance Expert, Joins Board of Governors
The Long Run Initiative (LRI) is honoured to welcome one of North America’s pre-eminent legal and technology scholars to the Board of Governors. Dr. Gillian K. Hadfield is the inaugural Schwartz Reisman Chair in Technology and Society, Professor of Law and Professor of Strategic Management at the University of Toronto. She is also Director of the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society. Her research has had a seminal influence on several fields. Dr. Hadfield has developed innovative legal and dispute resolution systems in advanced and developing market economies. She has also contributed in multifaceted ways to developing a governance model for artificial intelligence (AI), in addition to her pioneering work on other legal questions.
“We are just elated that Dr. Hadfield has agreed to join our governing board. She is a brilliant scholar with unparalleled range and depth. Dr. Hadfield’s work in legal systems, regulatory markets and AI stand out as both a model and an example of how outstanding scholarship can be put to work to respond to some of the great challenges we confront as a society. She has an uncanny ability to weave together interdisciplinary perspectives into an integrated, holistic view. The LRI is honoured to have her aboard at an important inflection point for our organization,” says Dr. Laurence B. Mussio. Dr. Mussio is a Co-Founder/Director of the Long Run Initiative, along with Prof. John Turner and Prof. Michael Aldous, both of Queen’s University Belfast.
“I’m delighted to join the LRI’s Board of Governors, an impressive and accomplished group steering LRI’s course to tackle the big challenges facing business and society today,” says Dr. Gillian K. Hadfield. “One of our biggest challenges right now is adapting our legal, regulatory and economic systems to ensure powerful technologies develop in ways that are safe, fair and beneficial for all. The world is undergoing immense change in our era of digital globalization, and I very much look forward to contributing to the dialogues, reflections and visions for the future that the LRI is working hard to foster.”
Among Dr. Hadfield’s most recent publications is the critically acclaimed Rules for a Flat World: Why Humans Invented Law and How to Reinvent It for a Complex Global Economy (Oxford University Press, 2017). In addition to her roles at the University of Toronto, Dr. Hadfield is also a faculty affiliate at the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence, based in Toronto, and a faculty affiliate at the Center for Human-Compatible AI at the University of California, Berkeley.
Dr. Hadfield received her B.A. (Hons.) in Economics from Queen’s University, Ontario, her Juris Doctor degree from Stanford Law School and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees, both in Economics, from Stanford University.
In association with the Chief Executives’ Club at Queen’s University Belfast, Dr Michael Aldous, Senior Lecturer in Management at Queen’s chaired a thorough discussion of the issues and implications of de/reindustrialisation. Panel members included Dr Graham Brownlow, Senior Lecturer in Economics, Queen’s University Belfast; Dr Judy Stephenson, Associate Professor in Economics and Finance of the Built Environment, University College London; Dr Tirthankar Roy, Professor in Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science; and Rose Mary Stalker, Chair of Invest Northern Ireland. The complete discussion is available HERE.
On Wednesday 13 January LRI will hold its first event of 2021: De/Re-Industrialisation: Legacies, Challenges and Future Prospects. A panel of leading economists, historians, and industry representatives will examine the causes and consequences of deindustrialisation. They will also discuss how long run perspectives help them to think about possibilities for reindustrialisation, and the implications these trends have for today’s corporate decision makers and policy makers.
For more information, click HERE.
On October 2, 2020, LRI held its first online conference: Big Tech: Monopoly’s Second Moment? The Evolution and Trajectory of Government Policy and Corporate Strategy. The event far exceeded expectations with nearly a thousand people registering for the event. With viewers from Canada, the USA, the UK, and the EU, the conference underscored just how concerned people are about the consolidation of social, economic, and political power in the hands of a few – the so-called FAANG companies: Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google (Alphabet).
Discussing one of the great public policy challenges of our time, the conference brought together senior representation from the public, academic, and corporate domains. The opinions were varied and thought-provoking, pivoting from historical insight to contemporary analysis. The conference, in short, delivered in full on the LRI mandate to bring experts to the table on matters of significance. A summary document and video highlights will be available shortly.
Co-sponsored by LRI and the Wilson/Currie Chair in Canadian Business History, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, the event provided an important opportunity for the public to access subject experts in debate on this most complex topic.
Our thanks go to event co-chairs Dr. Laurence B. Mussio, Co-Founder and Director of LRI; Dr. Dimitry Anastakis, the Wilson/Currie Chair in Canadian Business History, University of Toronto; keynote guests LRI governor the Hon. Dr. Kevin Lynch, PC, OC, PhD, LLD, and Dr. Richard Langlois, University of Connecticut; and interlocutors Mr. Simon Kennedy, Deputy Minister, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada; Dr. Gillian Hadfield, Director, Schwartz-Reisman Institute, University of Toronto; Ms. Claudette McGowan, Global Executive Officer for Cyber Security, TD Bank; Mr. Victor Tung, Executive Vice President U.S Chief Technology & Operations Officer & Chief Operating Officer, BMO Financial Group; Dr. Michael Aldous, Senior Lecturer, Queen’s Management School, Queen’s University, Belfast; LRI governor Mr. David Walmsley, Editor-in-Chief, The Globe and Mail; Mr. Lawson A.W. Hunter, Senior Counsel, Stikeman Elliott LLP; Dr. Taylor Owen, Max Bell School of Public Policy & Beaverbrook Chair in Media, Ethics and Communications, McGill University; Dr. Elizabeth Acorn, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Political Science, University of Toronto; and Mr. David Skok, CEO & Editor-in-Chief, The Logic.
Big Tech: Monopoly’s Second Moment? The Evolution and Trajectory of Government Policy and Corporate Strategy
The LRI are delighted to announce our next event Big Tech: Monopoly’s Second Moment? The Evolution and Trajectory of Government Policy and Corporate Strategy
The conference is co-sponsored by LRI and the Wilson/Currie Chair in Canadian Business History, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
The theme addresses one of the great public policy challenges of our time: the power of Big Tech. The FAANG companies – Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix and Google/Alphabet – are the technological/digital behemoths of the 21st century and are increasingly viewed as the “new monopolies.” The consequences of the Great Pandemic of 2020 make discussions on this topic even more timely and relevant.
We are delighted that LRI governor The Hon. Dr. Kevin G. Lynch will be joining us as a keynote guest, along with Dr. Richard Langlois of the university of Connecticut.
Date: Friday, October 2, 2020
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (ET)
More details can be found here Website & Registration
What, if anything, can decision-makers learn from looking to the North Atlantic’s collective long-run experience in dealing with the Great Pandemic of 2020?
In partnership with the William J Clinton Leadership Institute, the Long Run Initiative is delighted to bring together the business historian Dr Laurence B. Mussio and a panel of business and economics historians, to discus how a long-run perspective helps them think about how Covid-19 will affect business, the financial system, inequality and globalisation. In particular they will consider what today’s leaders can learn from past pandemics, economic depressions and national crises.
Webinar June 2 2020 at 2pm (BST)
More details and registration for the event can be found here