Free Virtual Talk
with Jacques Attali and Dambisa Moyo
Moderated by Claude Grunitzky
LIVE on Zoom and Facebook
Friday, May 15, 2020
Visionary intellectual Jacques Attali is one of France’s leading and most respected figures in the country today.
In 2009, Attali presciently warned that the world needed to brace for an “unprecedented pandemic.” Now that we are confronted with what he considers to be the biggest economic crisis since the Great Depression, he believes there will be a major economic realignment within our societies.
Attali, in a discussion with economist and New York Times bestselling author Dambisa Moyo, invites us to take the current pandemic as a wake-up call and look ahead with “positivism.”
Duration: 40 minutes with Q&A
A graduate of the Ecole Polytechnique and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration, Jacques Attali was a Special Adviser to French President François Mitterrand for 10 years. He has founded four International Institutions: Action contre la faim, Eureka, EBRD, and Positive Planet.
Positive Planet is the most important institution worldwide that supports microfinance. Positive Planet has provided funding to more than 11 million micro-entrepreneurs. Attali has written more than 1,000 op-eds in the French magazine l’Express, and he has authored 80 books, which sold 10 million copies and were translated into 22 languages. He is now a columnist for the French magazine, les Echos. He has also conducted several orchestras over the world (Paris, Grenoble, London, Jerusalem, Shanghai, Astana, Montreal, and Helsinki).
Dr. Dambisa Moyo is a preeminent thinker, who influences key decision-makers in strategic investment and public policy.
She is a trusted advisor on macroeconomics, geopolitics, and technology, and is on the boards of 3M and Chevron. She previously worked at the World Bank and Goldman Sachs before becoming an author and international public speaker. She has written four New York Times bestselling books, with the most recent, Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy Is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth – and How to Fix It, published in 2018. Moyo holds a Doctorate in economics from Oxford University, and a Master’s degree from Harvard University.
Claude Grunitzky is the founder of TRACE, a fast-growing media company, and TRUE Africa, a media tech platform championing young African voices all over the world.
A graduate of London University and MIT, where he received an MBA as a Sloan Fellow, Grunitzky is also a trustee at MASS MoCA, a contemporary art museum in Massachusetts, and at Humanity in Action, a foundation that works internationally to build global leadership, defend democracy, protect minorities and improve human rights.
Grunitzky is currently working with MIT on launching TRUE Africa University, an ambitious higher education project aiming to accelerate the continent’s development by enabling and empowering African youth.