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Douglas Biow, Director MEZ 3.126, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-3470

Can the Eurozone Be Saved: A Two-Day Conference

Mon, November 4, 2013 • 8:00 AM • LBJ School of Public Affairs (SRH)

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This conference will provide an opportunity to assess the performance of Europe’s architecture since the meeting on “The Crisis in the Eurozone” which was held at the LBJ School in 2011. It will work to forge an alternative policy to the unremitting austerity, the attacks on social solidarity, and to the economic breakdown being seen in some countries of the Eurozone today.

The conference is sponsored by the following: the Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations; the European Union and the EU Center for Excellence and the Center for European Studies at The University of Texas at Austin; the Institute for New Economic Thinking; the Institut Veblen of Paris; and the Hans Boeckler Foundation of Düsseldorf.

For More Information: http://www.utexas.edu/lbj/events/2013/eurozone

 

Monday, November 4
 

8:00 a.m.                  Continental Breakfast

8:45 a.m.                  Welcome                  

Douglas Biow
, Superior Oil Company-Linwards Shivers Centennial, Professor and Director,
Center for European Studies and the EU Center of Excellence, College of Liberal Arts, The University of Texas at Austin

James Galbraith, Professor and Lloyd M. Bentsen Chair in Government and Business Relations, The University of Texas at Austin

 

9:00-10:30a.m.        Is the European Crisis Over?

Chair: Will Inboden, Associate Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin

Panel:                      
Joerg Bibow, Associate Professor, Skidmore College

Thomas Ferguson, Professor of Political Science, University of Massachusetts-Boston

Kunibert Raffer, Associate Professor, Departments of Economics, University of Vienna

Enno Schröder, Economist, Institute for New Economic Thinking

Landon Thomas, Reporter, New York Times

 

10:30-10:45 a.m.     Morning session break

 

10:45–12:15 p.m.    Austerity, Labor, Life and Politics in Europe

Chair: Kate Weaver, Associate Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin

Panel:                      
Damon Silvers, Director of Policy and Special Counsel, AFL-CIO

Gustav Horn, Scientific Director, Hans-Boeckler Foundation

Sherle Schwenninger, Director, Economic Growth Program and American Strategy Program, New America Foundation

Terri Givens, Associate Professor, Department of Government, College of Liberal Arts, The University of Texas at Austin

 

12:30 p.m.  Lunch - Sponsored by Center for European Studies

Welcome: Robert Hutchings, Dean, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin

Introduction: Yanis Varoufakis, Professor of Economics, University of Athens, and Visiting Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin

Keynote Address: Yves Leterme, Deputy Secretary General, OECD

 

2:00-3:30 p.m.         The Trajectory of the Periphery

Chair: Dr. Heiner Flassbeck, Director of the Division on Globalization and Development Strategies of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Panel:                      
Jorge Braga de Macedo, Professor, Department of Economics, Universidad Nova

Stuart Holland, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Coimbra

Dr. Marco Riccelli, Eurispes Foundation

Jan Toporowski, Professor of Economics and Finance, University of London

3:30-3:45 p.m.         Afternoon session break

3:45–5:15 p.m.        Alternatives for Greece

Chair: Monica Frassoni, Co-President of the European Green Party

Keynote Presentation: Alexis Tsipras, Leader of the Greek Opposition

Moderator: Monica Frassoni

Panel:                      
Landon Thomas, Reporter, New York Times

Robert Kuttner, Co-founder and Co-editor, The American Prospect

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
 

Tuesday November 5

8:00 a.m.                  Continental breakfast

9:00-10:30 a.m.       American Views of Europe and European Lessons for America

Chair: Richard Parker, Lecturer in Public Policy and Senior Fellow Shorenstein Center, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Michael Lind, Policy Director, Economic Growth Program, New America Foundation

Jeremi Suri, Mack Brown Distinguished Chair for Leadership in Global Affairs, LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin

Marshall Auerback, Research Associate, Levy Economics Institute

Dr. Heiner Flassbeck, Director of the Division on Globalization and Development Strategies of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

10:30-10:45 a.m.     Morning session break

10:45-12:15 p.m.     Advice to Governments to Come

Alexis Tsipras, Leader of the Greek Opposition

Yanis Varoufakis, Professor of Economics, University of Athens, and Visiting Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin

Monica Frassoni, Co-President of the European Green Party

Stuart Holland, Professor, Department of Economics, University of Coimbra

James Galbraith, Professor and Lloyd M. Bentsen Chair in Government and Business Relations, The University of Texas at Austin

12:30-2:00pm          Lunch - Sponsored byCenter for European Studies

Introduction: James Galbraith

Closing Keynote Address:

Monica Frassoni, Co-President of the European Green Party 

Conference Adjourned


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