Students welcome renowned economist

A world-renowned mathematical economist is to deliver a talk at the University.

Dr Graciela Chichilnisky will discuss how capitalism could be made more sustainable.

The sell-out talk on Friday 15 May forms part of a lecture series, Rethinking Capitalism, which is organised by Scotland’s only student-led think tank, the Buchanan Institute.

Rethinking capitalism

Nobel Ambitions: Rethinking Capitalism II takes place in the George Square Lecture Theatre on Friday 15 May from 4-6pm.

Following her talk, Dr Chichilnisky will lead an open discussion on sustainability in capitalism. She will also be signing copies of her book, Saving Kyoto.

Nobel Prize

Dr Chichilnisky is a Professor of Economics at Columbia University, and a world-renowned authority on climate change and sustainable development.

She was an author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts to increase knowledge and understanding about man-made climate change.

Dr Chichilnisky has also served as a special adviser to several UN organisations and heads of state.

Inspiring ideas

The Buchanan Institute was established in January 2014 to enable students to turn their ideas into policy proposals and help bring about political change.

The Institute has already received the 2015 Society of the Year award from Edinburgh University Students’ Association.

We are honoured to be hosting one of the great thinkers of this generation and deeply moved that she is coming to Edinburgh from the US especially to support student-led think tanks. We hope that letting Edinburgh students hear Dr Chichilnisky's compelling ideas will inspire them to turn their own ideas into concrete policy proposals that strive to influence political and economic action.

Dillon ZhouPresident of the Buchanan Institute