Past events

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.

EU crisis policies put on trial

May 2014
Brussels
Belgium

After six years of crisis and four years of new EU economic governance measures and Troika policies, it is high time to assess their devastating results. The Tribunal aims to analyse and expose the EU policy measures taken in response to the crisis, by presenting the social consequences of these measures in countries all over Europe.

BRICS: Salvation or Ruination of South Africa?

April 2014
Amsterdam
Netherlands

Round table discussion with Dr William Gumede, author of South Africa in BRICS: Salvation or ruination? (Tafelberg Short/Tafelberg Kort, 2013) on Wednesday 30 April from 15:00 - 17:00 at the Transnational Institute, De Wittenstraat 25, 1052AK Amsterdam.

Het Europese Lijsttrekkersdebat

April 2014

In de aanloop naar de Europese verkiezingen van 22 mei organiseert de Fair, Green & Global Alliantie een debat waarin verschillende Europese lijsttrekkers worden uitgedaagd deze vragen te beantwoorden.