Past events

Agro-ecology: A Solution to the Food Crisis

September 2014

Small-scale farmers and fishers provide food for a large part of the world’s population in ways that sustain rural livelihoods, cultures and ecologies. Yet they are rarely consulted about the solutions needed to address hunger.

Crisis in Gaza: A Discussion on the Context and History

September 2014
Amsterdam
Netherlands

Fully booked! Limited amount of tickets available at the door at 19:45. or check for tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/271163586424728/

V Latin American and I Central American Conference on Drug Policy

September 2014
San José
Costa Rica

In this edition, the 5th Latin American and 1st Central American Conference on Drug Policy aims to be a platform for discussion and elaboration of solution-oriented proposals.

Europe on the Brink

July 2014
Amsterdam
Netherlands

Europe is suffering from a bipolar economic disorder. Financial journalists divide the continent into two groups of nations - centre and periphery - not by geography but by credit rating. Europe on the Brink is a critical investigation of the root causes of this sovereign debt crisis, and the often misguided policy choices made to resolve it. This much-needed book offers a heterodox economic perspective on the causes, symptoms and solutions of the biggest economic issue currently facing Europe.

Has the US' War on Drugs Been Lost?

July 2014
Brussels
Belgium

The paradox of the "repressive-only" approach - the tougher the government acts, the more profitable the drug trade becomes - is being increasingly pointed out by the media, opinion leaders, and politicians. Does Europe have an approach, and is it any more effective than the American one?

Race and territorial politics in land policy reform in Burma

June 2014
Amsterdam
Netherlands

The transition to industrial food regimes involves a shift from the use of guns and fear to dispossess smallholders of their land and farming livelihoods to that of the logic of law and markets, backed by police force.

Mind Your Eye 2014

May 2014
Palm Beach
Aruba

This year the Mind Your Eye conference will deal with the impact the drug problem has on businesses and on security, as well with alternatives to deal with the drug problem.

The Solidarity Economy Alternative

May 2014
Amsterdam
Netherlands

A round table discussion led by Vish Satgar, Michelle Williams and Hilary Wainwright, editor and contributor respectively, of The Solidarity Economy Alternative: emerging theory and practice.

Global Experiences with Harm Reduction for Stimulants and New Psychoactive Substances

May 2014
Vatican City
Vatican

The objective of this seminar is to compare the findings on innovative tools for the prevention of problematic cocaine use patterns, with experiences with harm reduction measures for stimu­lants in other regions of world.

“Shock Doctrine” Revisited

May 2014
Amsterdam
Netherlands

During this Real World Economics evening, we will reveal the authoritarian guise of the EU's responses to the crisis. While the ‘wealthy few’ are blessed with tax reductions and bailouts, the ‘working many’ have to bear the costs for the sake of competitiveness.