Past Event

A Kapuscinski Development Lecture with Joseph Stiglitz

October 6, 2020
5:00 PM - 5:50 PM

*This is a simulcast event to be broadcast live English on ZoomFacebook, and Kapuscinski Lectures’ website. A simulcast Turkish translation will be available on Zoom. You can send your questions via Twitter using the #KAPTalks hashtag. 

How will the world economy look like after the pandemic? Will governments take initiative to reshape their economies for serving human needs? Is this a turning point for restructuring globalization for the public good? Join us for a Kapuscinski Development Lecture with the Nobel Prize-Winning Economist Joseph Stiglitz on "The Post-Pandemic World: Restructuring Globalization for the Global Public Good".

Joseph E. Stiglitz is an American economist and a professor at Columbia University. He is also the co-chair of the High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress at the OECD, and the Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute.  A recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2001) and the John Bates Clark Medal (1979), he is a former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank and a former member and chairman of the (US president's) Council of Economic Advisers. In 2000, Stiglitz founded the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, a think tank on international development based at Columbia University. He has been a member of the Columbia faculty since 2001 and received that university's highest academic rank (university professor) in 2003. In 2011 Stiglitz was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Known for his pioneering work on asymmetric information, Stiglitz's work focuses on income distribution, risk, corporate governance, public policy, macroeconomics, and globalization. He is the author of numerous books and several bestsellers. His most recent titles are People, Power, and Profits, Rewriting the Rules of the European Economy, Globalization and Its Discontents Revisited, The Euro, and Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy. 

Anya Schiffrin is the director of the technology and media specialization at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a lecturer who teaches on global media, innovation, and human rights.  She writes on journalism and development, investigative reporting in the global south, and has published extensively over the last decade on the media in Africa. More recently she has become focused on solutions to the problem of online disinformation, earning her Ph.D. on the topic from the University of Navarra.  She is the editor of Global Muckraking: 100 Years of Investigative Reporting from Around the World (New Press, 2014) and African Muckraking: 75 years of Investigative journalism from Africa (Jakana 2017).  She is the editor of the forthcoming Media Capture: How Money, Digital Platforms, and Governments Control the News (Columbia University Press 2020).  

About the Kapuscinski Lectures
Top global thinkers discuss development. The series ‘Kapuscinski Development Lectures’ named after Ryszard Kapuscinski, a Polish reporter, and writer who covered developing countries, is organized jointly by the European Commission, the United Nations Development Programme, and partner universities and development think-tanks. Since 2009, over 110 lectures gathered more than 30.000 participants. The lectures are live-streamed at and their content are shared on this website.