JSGS Student Lecture~ Saskatchewan: The Next Norway?
presented by Greg Poelzer, Founding Director (2008-2013) and Executive Chair (2013 to present) of the University of Saskatchewan International Centre for Northern Governance and Development (ICNGD)
Tuesday April 29, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 AM - End Time: 12:00 PM
|Campus:||University of Saskatchewan campus|
|Saskatoon Location:||Prairie Room, Diefenbaker Building, 101 Diefenbaker Place, University of Saskatchewan Campus|
|Description:||Norway is one of the best countries in the world in which to live and its future economic prospects remain bright. Indeed, according to the most recent United Nations Human Development Index, Norway is ranked number one. Norway has set the global standard for how wise policy choices, fortuitous circumstances, innovation, and resource wealth can transform economies, sustain economic and social development, and ensure long-term prosperity. The circumstances and policy choices Norwegian model are not well understood, including the logic behind its $650 billion sovereign wealth fund. There are few places around the world, and very few in Canada,that share the same fortuitous circumstances as Norway. Saskatchewan is on the verge of a great transformation and may have the necessary and sufficient conditions to replicate the Norwegian model. With the right policy choices, Saskatchewan could become the world’s next Norway.|
|Please Note:||This lecture will take place in Saskatoon ONLY.|