It's not the economy, stupid! (Part 2)

11 March 2009 - Event
11 March 2009


Walden Bello, Walden Bello

VENUE: ISS, Kortenaerkade 12, The Hague DATE: Thursday 19 March 2009; 16:00 - 18:00 hrs >See the flyer (PDF)

Oxfam Novib and the Institute for Social Studies (ISS) have joined hands in It's Not The Economy, Stupid!, a series of five debates on the 'outskirts' of the international economic crisis. The main question is: what are we missing, in our analyses and solutions for the current troubling situation and what are the implications for developing countries? In the first lecture Susan George called for the formulation of a new economic narrative, based on environmental Keynesianism. This second lecture of the series will feature Filipino scientist and activist Walden Bello.

Walden Bello is a senior analyst of the Bangkok-based think-thank 'Focus on the Global South', fellow of Transnational Institute and Professor of Sociology at the University of the Philippines. He is a leading critic of the current model of economic globalization. Walden Bello has made major contributions to the international case against corporate-driven globalization, combining the roles of a human rights and peace campaigner, academic, environmentalist and journalist. He will discuss current responses to the global economic crisis. What should be the role of the G20? How can we avoid further economic mayhem, both here and in developing countries?

Oxfam Novib, ISS and co-sponsor the Transnational Institute (TNI), cordially invite you to attend this lecture and participate in the debate.

Please confirm your attendance by sending an e-mail to publicdebate[at]