The New Enlightenment conference is the result of a transatlantic intellectual partnership between Edinburgh Business School, the Haas School at the University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley Research Group (BRG), and Munich-based FWU.
“The conference aims to address the many perplexing management, policy and global governance issues that go to the heart of sustaining the prosperity, vitality and perhaps even the very viability of liberal democracies in the coming decades,” said David Teece, professor at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, chairman of Berkeley Research Group, and the initiator and organizer of the conference. “We hope to begin important conversations that will shape critical policy and management decisions long into the future.”
Smith’s final home, Panmure House, has been rescued and restored by the Edinburgh Business School at Heriot-Watt University. Panmure will now be reliving its heyday as a seat of the Scottish Enlightenment, having formally reopened in November 2018 as a modern hub of economic debate and scholarship. “This is a very special venue for an uncommonly talented and committed group of global citizens and thought leaders,” said Teece, Panmure House’s inaugural Adam Smith scholar-in-residence.
Professor Heather McGregor, executive dean of Edinburgh Business School, said, “We have designed Panmure House to bring the world to Scotland, just as Adam Smith took Scotland to the world. This exceptional gathering will ensure that the ideas debated at Panmure go on to make a practical impact in the world beyond Edinburgh, exactly as they did in Smith’s time.”
In addition to Teece, speakers from UC Berkeley include Professor Ann Harrison, dean of the Haas School of Business, and Professor Barry Eichengreen of the Economics Department.
Further details on the conference can be found at https://www.panmure2019.com.
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