We are thrilled to be hosting this online event with former Prime Minister and leader of the Labour Party, Gordon Brown. Gordon will join us live from our Edinburgh bookshop this June.
To book places, preorder your signed copy of Seven Ways to Change the World here. Each copy of the book includes access to the online event. We’ll send the event link to the email address you use to complete your order, 24 hours before the event.
When the Covid-19 pandemic swept across the globe in 2020, it created an unprecedented impact around the world, greater than the aftermath of 9/11 or the global financial crisis. In his latest book Seven Ways to Change the World, however, Brown argues that out of such disruption can come a new way of thinking.
In the book, he states that there are seven major global problems we must address: global health; climate change and environmental damage; nuclear proliferation; global financial instability; the humanitarian crisis and global poverty; the barriers to education and opportunity; and global inequality and its biggest manifestation, global tax havens. Each one is an immense challenge requiring urgent solutions and none can be solved by one nation acting on its own. Rather, Brown argues, we must address these as a global community.
Dealing with these somewhat daunting issues, Brown remains optimistic that we can find a path to regeneration via a new era of global order. Crises create opportunities and having two at once shouldn’t just focus the mind, it might even be seen as giving greater grounds for hope.
This authoritative, hopeful and forward thinking book makes essential reading for policy makers and citizens alike. In his thoughtful and passionate tone, Gordon will take us through the ideas in the book and undoubtedly provide much food for thought – this is one not to be missed!