Dambisa Moyo

Dambisa Moyo

Dambisa Moyo

Past Event: Friday, February 18, 2011

At Town Hall Seattle

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Co-Presented by Elliott Bay Book Company.

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.

Event Details

Town Hall Seattle

1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

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Accessibility

Open Captioning is an option for people who have hearing losses, where a captioning screen displaying the words that are spoken or sung is placed on stage. To make a request for open captioning, please contact us at boxoffice@lectures.org or 206.621.2230×10. Please note: for events at Town Hall Seattle, we appreciate a two-week advance notice to allow us time to secure captioning services.

Assisted Listening Devices (ALDs) are devices that people with hearing loss use in conjunction with their hearing device (hearing aids or cochlear implants). Town Hall Seattle has a hearing loop system, so you can switch your T-coil hearing aid to telecoil to have the stage’s microphones transmitted directly to your hearing aids. To pick up a headset, check in with any Town Hall usher when you arrive.

Sign Language Interpretation is available upon request for Deaf, DeafBlind, and hard of hearing individuals. To make a request for ASL interpretation, please contact us at boxoffice@lectures.org or 206.621.2230×10. Please note: we appreciate a two-week advance notice to allow us time to secure interpretation.

Wheelchair Accessible Seating and Accessible Restrooms are available in all sections at Town Hall Seattle, which is fully accessible to ticket holders with physical mobility concerns. Guide and service dogs are also welcome. Town Hall Seattle recommends that visitors use the 8th Avenue Entrance for events in the Great Hall, and elevators with Braille signage go to all levels within the Hall. The venue has 18 all-gender restrooms, as well as ADA-accessible restrooms on the lobby and Forum level. For more details on accessibility features, click here.

We are pleased to offer these accessibility services at our venues, and they are provided at no additional cost to ticket holders. Please contact us with any questions and feedback about how we can be more accessible and inclusive. Our Patron Services Manager is available at boxoffice@lectures.org, or Monday-Thursday from 10:00am – 5:00pm, and Fridays from 10:00am – 1:00pm, at 206.621.2230×10.