What are the next steps toward making societies more resilient and trusting?


A panel discussion with:

  • Mr Frank Mattern, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Senator Russell Feingold, former US Senator from Wisconsin
  • Professor Ngaire Woods, Dean, Blavatnik School of Government

This discussion is part of the Challenges of Government Conference 2017 at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.

Politics across the world is in tumult. A new populism has emerged from both left and right. Globalisation is under attack. Across every continent, electorates have lost patience with the establishment elites who have traditionally run countries and international institutions. The ‘left behind’ are stepping forward. This year, the Blavatnik School of Government’s annual Challenges of Government Conference focuses on this revolution: the  breakdown in trust, the reasons behind it, and what an effective response might look like. Those taking part include global leaders and practitioners who are striving daily to address the crisis, as well as leading academics who will set out their latest cutting-edge ideas.