Adrian Wooldridge - “The Wake-Up Call: Why the Pandemic has Exposed the Weakness of the West, and How to Fix It”

Lecture Series

Thursday, November 12, 2020

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Zoom

Join the International House Global Voices Lecture Series as we partner with the Seminary Co-op Bookstores to host Adrian Wooldridge, The Economist‘s political editor and author of the Bagehot column; an analysis of British life and politics. Wooldridge will discuss his book, "The Wake-Up Call: Why the Pandemic Has Exposed the Weakness of the West, and How to Fix It." 

About the book: 

The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed that competent leadership is the difference between living and dying. A few governments proved adept at handling the crisis while many others failed. Are Western governments healthy and strong enough to keep their citizens safe from another virulent virus—and protect their economies from collapse? Is global leadership passing from the United States to Asia—and particularly China? The Wake-Up Call addresses these urgent questions. Journalists and longtime collaborators John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge identify the problems Western leaders face, and outline a detailed plan to help them become more vigilant, better prepared, and responsive to disruptive future events. The problems that face us are enormous; as The Wake-Up Call makes clear, governments around the world must re-engineer the way they operate to successfully meet the challenges ahead.

About the author: 

Adrian Wooldridge is The Economist‘s political editor and writes the Bagehot column; an analysis of British life and politics, in the tradition of Walter Bagehot, editor of The Economist from 1861-77. Adrian also used to write the Schumpeter column on business, finance and management. He was previously based in Washington, DC, as the Washington bureau chief where he also wrote the Lexington column. Prior to his role in Washington, he has been The Economist‘s West Coast correspondent, management correspondent and Britain correspondent. He is  the co-author of “The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea”, “A Future Perfect: The Challenge and Hidden Promise of Globalisation”, “Witch Doctors”, a critical examination of management theory, and “The Right Nation”, a study of conservatism in America.  His most recent books are “The Great Disruption: How Business Is Coping With Turbulent Times (2015) and “Masters of Management: How the Business Gurus and their Ideas have Changed the World—for Better and for Worse” (2011).

For more information and to purchase the book, click here.

Zoom Information: 

Meeting ID: 935 4948 6255 | Passcode: Wooldridge

A direct link to the event: https://uchicagogroup.zoom.us/j/93549486255?pwd=SEZac0h2dno3bE5sQmNSUXRuNU1nZz09 

Presented by the International House Global Voices Lecture Series and The Seminary Co-op Bookstores.