“I use ‘disruptive’ in both its good and bad connotations. Disruptive scientific and technological progress is not to me inherently good or inherently evil. But its arc is for us to shape. Technology’s progress is furthermore in my judgment unstoppable. But it is quite incorrect that it unfolds inexorably according to its own internal logic and the laws of nature.”
Larry Summers and Nicholas Burns will host a conversation with President Luis Moreno about the Inter-American Development Bank’s work focused on technology and innovation; the future of work; infrastructure gaps; and how political corruption, climate change, and migration are affecting populations and policies throughout Latin America.
This event is part of Professor Summers' and Burns' Economic Diplomacy Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School.