A Talk on Globalisation and Cultural Change

Beyond Borders invites you to a talk on
Globalisation and Cultural Change
By Prof. Chris Lingle.

The talk would be followed by an open discussion.

Date    : Tuesday 11 September 2007
Time   :   6.00 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.
Venue : British Council Hall, 49 Alfred House Gardens, Colombo -03

If you’d like to be part of this event please send us an email to slbeyondborders@gmail.com with your name, age and contact details and reserve your place.

Registration is FREE.

A short Profile of Prof Chris Lingle: Christopher LINGLE earned a doctorate in economics from the University of Georgia in 1977. Since then, he has been employed at universities in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and USA. 

Prof. LINGLE is currently visiting Professor of Economics at Universidad Francisco Marroquín in Guatemala. He is an Adjunct Scholar at the Centre for Independent Studies (Sydney), Senior Fellow for the Centre for Civil Society (New Delhi), and Member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Globalization Institute (London). He operates an independent consultancy that advises clients on economic and political risk in emerging market economies ( www.eConoLytics.com). 

Prof. LINGLE’s research interests are in the areas of Political Economy and International Economics. He focuses upon emerging market economies and public policy reform in Europe, East Asia, Latin America and Southern Africa. His work has appeared as chapters in books, the international media, and many leading scholarly journals.

His book on the political economy of Singapore’s development was entitled, Singapore’s Authoritarian Capitalism: Asian Values, Free Market Illusions, and Political Dependency (1996). A Later book anticipated the 1997 turmoil in the East Asian economies (The Rise and Decline of the ‘Asian Century’: False Starts on the Road to the ‘Global Millennium’, May 1997).


Posted on 09/04/2007, in Events-Activities-Announcements, India, Sri Lanka, UK. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. BELOW AVERAGE : Reflections after the presentation on Globalisation and Cultural Change

    Recently, the group Beyond Borders – a networking initiative of the British Council for young people in Bangladesh, India, PakistanPakistan, UK and Sri LankaSri Lanka – organised a presentation by Professor Christopher Lingle in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Being a fan of cultural globalisation and liking the idea internationalisation – I was eager to attend.

    See the full text at http://www.groundviews.org/2007/09/12/below-average-reflections-after-the-presentation-on-globalisation-and-cultural-change/

  2. Although “Beyond Borders” had crossed my radar before, this was the first time I participated at one of their events. For the most part, I enjoyed the program.

    What I liked:
    – Non-academic, lively, sometimes funny, presentation (I don’t think I could have endured an academic lecture on economics without falling asleep!)
    – Delivered in a manner that didn’t require much knowledge of economics to follow (I was also at the presentation at the Chamber of Commerce the next day, and this was tougher going) – the downside of course is that people with a decent knowledge of economics would find it over-simplified.
    – Controversial (everybody’s singing praises of export-led growth, and Lingle was against it… so who is really Right? Is it possible for most Central Banks to be Wrong?)

    What could be improved:
    – Would have been good to have had more information on what would be discussed in the promotion mail (as it appears that for some people there was a mismatch between what was expected and what was covered)
    – Would definitely have been good to have outlined the content at the start of the presentation (would have helped to keep questions during the presentation within the objectives, and other questions could have been taken in the free discussion time)
    – Should have a moderator who can prevent the entire presentation being hijacked by 1 person


  3. Thanks both for comments. especially siffaan for the suggestions, they are noted, should have given you guys the print-outs of the slides.. i’ll try to put it online.

    but see it saves trees :P..

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