The King's College


Peter Thiel: “Developing the Developed World”

Oct 7th 201507:00 to 08:30City Room

Join us as Peter Thiel lectures and answers questions from Gregory Thornbury regarding the future of the developed world.

‘What does one need to do to make the U.S. a better place?’ That’s where I’m weirdly hopeful, in spite of the fact that a lot of things aren’t going perfectly these days… [A]t least everyone knows things are rotten. We’re in a much better place than when things were rotten and everyone thought things were great.” — Peter Thiel in The New Yorker

Peter is a venture capitalist and entrepreneur who has been involved with some of the most dynamic companies to emerge from Silicon Valley. He helped to found and launch PayPal, Clarium Capital Management, and Palantir Technologies. He was also Facebook’s first outside investor and director.

He is also involved with a variety of philanthropic, academic, and cultural pursuits. He serves as a primary supporter of the Committee to Protect Journalists; the Machine Intelligence Research Institute; and the SENS Foundation.

Peter received a BA in Philosophy from Stanford University and a JD from Stanford Law School.


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