Dr Sabina Alkire works on a new approach to measuring poverty and well-being that goes beyond the traditional focus on income and growth. This multidimensional approach to measurement includes social goals, such as health, education, nutrition, standard of living and other valuable aspects of life.
Her expertise includes the measurement of poverty, quality of life, happiness and economics, Millenium Development Goals, inequality, and South India and Latin America.
Corrections from speaker:
Bo Xilai was not jailed for his direct involvement in the murder of a British businessman, but for covering up the murder by firing the police chief who was investigating the case (and on various accounts of bribery and embezzlement).
Xi Jinping was born in 1953, not 1959. With the exception of Li Keqiang, Xi is the youngest member of the Politburo Standing Committee.