On 14 June 2011, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Jakarta organised the 2011 Panglaykim Memorial Lecture. Pascal Lamy the Director General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) was giving his public lecture on “Harnessing Global Diversity”.
After a welcome from the Executive Director of the CSIS Rizal Sukma, Trade Minister Mari Pangestu, who is also a daughter of Prof Panglaykim, opened the memorial lecture. She shared the lessons she’s got from her father who passed away in 1986 about the importance of formal education, which she said ‘was not enough’ as we need to get out there and get real life experiences. Economist M.Chatib Basri of University of Indonesia was moderating the lecture.
See the text of Mr Lamy’s speech here.
The following 13-minute video presents Minister Pangestu’s opening speech and Lamy’s lecture (due to some technical reason, the duration of the video has been reduced. Apologies for this inconvenience).
Summarising Mr Lamy’s lecture, deglobalization will not and should not happen. The world economy is now eight times larger than it was in 1950 — and world trade has expanded 33 times since then. Technological progress continues. The remaining challenges, however, require countries to work together to solve global issues. Unity in our global diversity. Bhinneka Tunggal Ika.