Help separate truth from motivated error: My acceptance speech at Sussex University on the occasion of an honourary doctorate conferment
On 20th July 2017, the University of Sussex conferred upon me the degree of Doctor of the University Honoris Causa. Professor Andrea Cornwall, who kindly presented me to the Chancellor and the Congregation, explained the rationale of the award: “[F]or his contribution to our understanding of the global economy, for his advocacy of an authentic internationalism, […]
What lies behind the euro crisis, Brexit & Trump: Keynote at the FundForum International, Berlin & a discussion with Megan Greene
Keynote at the FundForum International conference in Berlin, 12th June 2017. Followed by a discussion with Megan Greene.
On 4th December 2016 I delivered the keynote at the RiskMinds International risk management conference in Amsterdam. A summary of my talk, compiled by the organisers, follows.
To prevent Brexit from turning nasty, progressive internationalists must come close to winning 10 Downing Street
Addressing a DiEM25-Another Europe event held at the LSE on Saturday 8th October 2016 For the complete transcript of the speech…
“It is time for Europe’s humanists to reclaim Europe” Last year, I came to La Fete with a message from Greece. The Athens Spring had just been crushed by the Troika because Europe’s Establishment was planning to bring the Troika to Paris. Since then, the Troika has come to Paris. Labour Laws have been passed […]
"Artists should be feared by the powerful" – complete pdf transcript of my Keynote at the Moscow Biennale, October 2015
The complete pdf of the Keynote with which I closed the 6th Moscow Biennale on 1st October 2015 is now available:. Click here (And for an audio file, click here)
Today is a historic day. Post-Brexit the EU is entering a new, furious phase of disintegration. DiEM25’s initial response can be read here. Tomorrow I sum up my reaction in two articles (one in The Guardian and one in Project Syndicate – plus a Greek one in Εφημερίδα των Συντακτών). Till then I think it useful […]
Lecture on the occasion of the award of an Honorary Professorship in Political Economy, University of Sydney
‘Political Economy: The Social Sciences’ Red Pill’ This is the video recording of the event surrounding the appointment of Yanis Varoufakis as an Honorary Professor within the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney. Many thanks to all the participants for making it such a special event! Click here for the University of Sydney, Political Economy Department, […]
The European Union is a house of cards threatening regional stability and global prosperity, argues Yanis Varoufakis.
This panel, organised by the House of Ambrosetti (Cernobbio), included: Martin Wolf (Chair), Jyrki Katainejn (Vice President of the European Commission), Yves Mersch (ECB Executive Board Member), Yanis Varoufakis (DiEM25), Jens Spahn (State Minister, Finance Ministry, Germany)
Click here to watch the video of the Lectio Magistralis entitled: DEMOCRACY IN EUROPE – The Political Economics of an Epic Struggle. March 17, Torino, Italy. Professor Ugo Mattei’s eulogy follows below. From Abstraction to Phenomenology in Social Theory: Yanis Varoufakis the Economist di UGO MATTEI.* We are here to honor a great economist a very successful academic, […]
Artists should be feared by the powerful – Keynote closing the 6th Moscow Biennale, 1st October 2015 (audio)
Click above for an audio of my Moscow talk – which RT-tv was broadcasting live until I began to criticise the Putin government…