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The RSC Director talks about why Brexit happened, and what to do next


At the recent TEDSummit in Banff, Canada, the RSC Director, Professor Alexander Betts, spoke about how Brexit grew out of a deep, unexamined divide between those that fear globalization and those that embrace it. He calls for “a new vision, a vision of a more tolerant, inclusive globalization, one that brings people with us rather than leaving them behind.” Paraphrasing Kofi Annan from a speech on the topic of inclusive globalization, he says “The glass house of globalization has to be open to all if it is to remain secure. Bigotry and ignorance are the ugly face of exclusionary and antagonistic globalization.”

Addressing the question of how can we achieve inclusive globalization, he offers four ideas as a starting point.

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