The Institute for New Economic Thinking and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) are inviting young scholars—students, young professionals, and researchers—from across the world to participate in a pivotal event in Toronto, Canada, from April 10-12. INET is soliciting registrations from aspiring economic thinkers in economics, allied fields such as history, finance, politics, sociology, anthropology, and law, as well as young professionals in the public and private sectors.  The conference, entitled Human After All: Innovation, Disruption, Society, will examine the overwhelming economic impact of innovation on society. Speakers include Larry Summers, Koichi Hamada, Adair Lord Turner, Andy Haldane, Jim Balsillie, John Ralston Saul, and Michael Sandel, as well as Nobel Laureates James J. Heckman, and Joseph Stiglitz.

In addition, the Financial Times is offering scholarships to Young Scholars for travel to Toronto. Details follow:

The Scholarship

  • Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2014
  • Receive air travel and accommodation to take part in the Human After All conference
  • Discuss your question in the FT YSI Roundtable featuring Financial Times columnist Martin Wolf
  • Be featured in short video interviews about your experience at the conference

The Application

  • Your contact information
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • A question and a supporting text

The main selection criterion is your question for the roundtable. Your question may concern fundamental issues in economics as a discipline, current economic events, or specific issues such as financial stability or inequality. You will need to support your question with a brief paragraph, framing and contextualizing the issue. Winners will be jointly selected by the Institute for New Economic Thinking and the Financial Times. Please click here to apply.