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FCC club dinner with Nayan CHANDA

Date: 29 Apr 2009 01:00 PM — 02:00 PM | Venue:

Speaker: Nayan CHANDA
Director of Publications, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization
Former Editor, the Far Eastern Economic Review

Topic: Bound Together: How Traders, Preachers, Adventurers, and Warriors Shaped Globalization

Nayan CHANDA follows the exploits of traders, preachers, adventurers, and warriors throughout history as they have shaped and reshaped the world. For CHANDA, globalization is a process of ever-growing interconnectedness and interdependence that began thousands of years ago and continues to this day with increasing speed and ease.

In the end, globalization – from the lone adventurer carving out a new trade route to the expanding ambitions of great empires – is the product of myriad aspirations and apprehensions that define just about every aspect of our lives: what we eat, wear, ride, or possess is the product of centuries of human endeavor and suffering across the globe. CHANDA reviews and illustrates the economic and technological forces at play in globalization today and concludes with a thought-provoking discussion of how we can and should embrace an inevitably global world.

Nayan CHANDA is the Director of Publications and the Editor of YaleGlobal Online Magazine at the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization. For nearly thirty years before he joined Yale University CHANDA was with the Hong Kong-based magazine the Far Eastern Economic Review as its editor, editor-at-large and correspondent. In 1989-90 CHANDA was a Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington. From 1990-1992 CHANDA was editor of the Asian Wall Street Journal Weekly, published from New York. He is the recipient of the Shorenstein Award for 2005.

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