Mariana Mazzucato Axworthy Lecture

Axworthy Lecture Series


The University of Winnipeg is pleased to announce that leading economist and best-selling author Mariana Mazzucato will be the ninth speaker in The Axworthy Lecturer Series on Social Justice and the Public Good. Her virtual lecture "Equity and Economics in a post-COVID Future" will take place via Zoom on Friday, April 9, at 1:00 pm CDT and will be free and open to the public.

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Mazzucato, one of the ‘Top 5 Major Economists’ according to Forbes, holds the Chair in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London, and is founder and director of the UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose. She was named one of the ‘3 most important thinkers about innovation‘ by The New Republic, one of the ‘50 most creative people in business’ in 2020 by Fast Company, and one of the ‘25 leaders shaping the future of capitalism’ by Wired.

Mazzucato advises policy makers around the world — including Denmark, the UK, Austria, South Africa, and even the Vatican, where she is contributing to a post-COVID-19 policy council and creates solutions towards grand challenges from the battle against climate warming to building resilient health systems by focusing on the relationship between innovation and the direction of growth to ensure the process is more innovation-led, inclusive, and sustainable.

The Axworthy Distinguished Lecture Series on Social Justice and the Public Good was established in 2015 to honour Dr. Lloyd Axworthy, President of the University of Winnipeg from 2004-14. In recognition of Dr. Axworthy’s commitment to the public good, to social justice, and to accessibility, the series invites front-ranking researchers, social commentators, and political leaders to the University of Winnipeg to deliver free lectures on social justice issues involving gender, religion and secularism, language, ethnicity and race, ecology, and economy.

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