Join our speakers for an exploration of how the politics of hope is played out in various spheres from poverty and planning to business, to further understand how people today are actively waiting to achieve progress and creating ethos of trust and join risk-taking. Looking beyond debates about globalisation that juxtapose concerns of homogenisation with how communities redefine and assert themselves, how can we look at broader questions about how sections of society find access to growth, justice, and a part in the development story? The way that events are perceived and experienced, in a world with ever more information and connectivity, shape outcomes of events in profound ways. What new forms of cosmopolitanism and relationships have emerged among different sections of society, and how does this define our society? How can we understand globalisation through phenomena such as violence, commodification, nationalism, terror and materiality?