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How do Children Relate to Globalization?

Chatham House, London


Simona Paravani-Mellinghoff, Investment Manager and Author, The Kids’ Pocket Guide to the World
Chair: Mina Toksoz, Associate Fellow, International Economics Department, Chatham House


How do children relate to globalization? What does an open, connected world mean to them? What can we learn from the way children and young adults relate to the open, connected world? And what impact may this have on the globalization narrative for the grown-ups?

Simona Paravani-Mellinghoff has written The Kids’ Pocket Guide to the World to introduce young readers to some of the key challenges and opportunities linked to globalization. Following the publication of her book, she has discussed what globalization and an open, connected world means to children and young adults in Europe and the US. At this event, she will share the insights she has gained from the interactions with her readers, parents and educators as well as the key lessons learnt to develop a more positive narrative around globalization.

The event will be a part of the International Economics Department’s ‘New Thinking in Economics’ Writers’ roundtable series, where distinguished, innovative authors and commentators writing on international economic topics are invited to discuss their most recent work. 

The Chatham House Rule

To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.