James Galbraith was the unstoppable force behind the Crisis in the Eurozone Conference that took place at the Lyndon B. Johnson Graduate School fo Government, University of Texas, on 3rd and 4th November. (Click here for the program.) My great regret is that such a magnificent conference could never be held in… Europe. For Europe is ‘closed’ to free thinking. An arteriosclerosis that is a side effect of the same causes that have given rise to the systemic euro crisis. But enough said on the matter. What I want to do with this post is to offer readers access to the video links that allow one to watch the whole two day event, as if one were there – so to speak. Enjoy.
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Keynote speech “The Modest Proposal”, by Yanis Varoufakis – introduced by James Galbraith.
Opening Session: Maciej Pisarski, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Poland; James Galbraith, Professor and Lloyd M. Bentsen Chair in Government and Business Relations, LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin
Session One: The European System: Dream or Nightmare?
Bruno Amoroso, President of the Federico Caffè Study Centre, Roskilde University, and Professor at the International University of Hanoi, Vietnam; Terri Givens, Associate Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts, The University of Texas at Austin; Alain Parguez, Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of Franche-Comte, BesanconFrance; Matias Vernengo, Associate Professor, Economics, Department of Social and Behavioral Science, University of Utah
Session 2: Why the Crisis in the Eurozone?
Dr. Heiner Flassbeck, Director of the Division on Globalization and Development Strategies of the United Nations Coonference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD); Robert Guttmann, Professor, Department of Economics, Hofstra University and Visiting Professor at the Université Paris XIII-France; Jan Toporowski, Professor of Economics and Finance, Chair of the Economics Department at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; Gilles Raveaud, Assistant Professor of Economics at the Institute for European Studies, University of Paris
Session 3: Can the Modest Proposal Save Europe?
Joerg Bibow, Associate Professor, Skidmore College; Kunibert Raffer, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, University of Vienna; Yanis Varoufakis, Professor of Economics, University of Athens
Session 4: Eurobonds, the Green New Deal and other Euro-Solutions
Marshall Auerback, Research Associate, Levy Economics Institute; Olivier Giovannoni, Assistant Professor of Economics, Bard College; Dr. Thomas Palley, Economics for Democratic & Open Societies
Friday, November 4, 2011
Session 5: If Europe Fails
Stephen S. Cohen, Professor of Regional Planning, University of California at Berkeley, and Co-Director of the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy (BRIE); Norman Birnbaum, Professor Emeritus, Georgetown University Law Center; Richard Parker, Lecturer in Public Policy and Senior Fellow Shorenstein Center, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Aurore Lalucq, Economist, Executive Staff at Institut Veblen for Economic Reforms
Session 6: Concluding Roundtable
James Galbraith, Bruno Amoroso, Joerg Bibow, Robert Guttmann, Alain Parguez, Kunibert Raffer, Jan Toporowski, Yanis Varoufakis