Tickets for the event with Dambisa Moyo will be available at the Box Office at Town Hall Seattle beginning at 6pm. Presales are no longer available but there will be plenty available at the door this evening.
Dambisa Moyo was born and raised in Zambia, Southern Africa. She completed a PhD in economics at Oxford and holds an M.A. from Harvard. She worked at Goldman Sachs for 8 years in the debt capital markets and global macroeconomics teams. Previously she worked at the World Bank. She is a Patron for Absolute Return for Kids (ARK), a hedge fund-supported children’s charity. She was one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2009.
Moyo is the author of the NYT bestseller Dead Aid: Why Aid is Not Working and How There is a Better Way for Africa, published in 2009, in which she argues for more innovative ways for Africa to finance development including trade with China, accessing capital markets, and microfinance, and the forthcoming (Winter 2011) How the West Was Lost: Facing Up to America’s Economic Decline and the Threat of China and the Rising Rest. She examines how flawed financial decisions and blinkered political and military choices have resulted in an economic and geopolitical seesaw that is now poised to tip in favor of the emerging world. As Western economies hover on the brink of recession, emerging economies post double-digit growth rates. And whereas in the past emerging economies lived and died by America’s economic performance, now they look to other emerging countries to buy their goods and fuel their success.