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CONFERENCE

The Eurozone and the Americas - Debt and Democracy

Les 2 et 3 novembre à Austin, Texas.

Une conférence organisée par The center for Europea Studies (University of Texas at Austin), Hans Böckler Shtiftung, LBJ School of Public Affairs, Institute for a New Economic Thinking, Llilas Benson, Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, et l’Institut Veblen

Lundi 2 novembre

8:00 AM- Continental Breakfast

8:45 AM- Welcome

- Robert Wilson, Interim Dean, and J.J. "Jake" Pickle Regents Chair in Public Affairs, LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin
- Douglas Biow, Professor and Director, Center for European Studies, College of Liberal Arts, The University of Texas at Austin
- James Galbraith, Professor and Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government and Business Relations, The University of Texas at Austin

9:00 - 10:30 AM- "The State of Europe"

- Chair : Will Inboden, Associate Professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin
- Opening Keynote : Ska Keller, Vice President Green Party, European Parliament

Panelists :
- Philippe Legrain, Former Adviser, European Commission ;
- Carmelo Cedrone, Vice President, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC),
- Andrew Watt, Hans-Böckler-Stiftung Foundation,
- Gilles Raveaud, University of Paris

10:30 - 10:45 AM- Morning session break

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM- "Up from the South : New Models and New Directions"

- Chair : Karen Engle, Professor, The University of Texas at Austin, School of Law

Panelists :
- Rui Tavares, Founder, LIVRE ;
- Gaël Giraud, Chief Economist, French Development Bank ;
- Jorge Uxó, University of Castille and PODEMOS ;
- Mark Weisbrot, Center for Economic Policy Research ;
- Mario Lopez-Roldan, Special Assistant to the SG, OECD ;
- Pedro Páez, Superintendent, Market Power Control, Ecuador

12:30 PM- Lunch (Lunch lecture sessions will be held in the lobby of the LBJ School. All other panel sessions will be held in the Bass Lecture Hall on the B-level of the LBJ School.)

- Welcome : Randy Diehl, Dean, College of Liberal Arts, The University of Texas at Austin
- Keynote Address : Phil Angelides, Former Chair, Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission

2:00 - 2:30 PM- "The Control of Finance"

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

Panelists :
- William K. Black, University of Minnesota ;
- Phil Angelides, Former Chair, Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission ;
- Tom Ferguson, Institute for New Economic Thinking ;
- Philippe Legrain, Former Adviser, European Commission ;
- Olivier Giovannoni, Assistant Professor of Economics, Bard College

3:00 - 3:45 PM- Afternoon session break

3:45 - 5:15 PM- "The Challenge of Austerity"

- Chair : David Kendrick, Department of Economics, The University of Texas at Austin

Panelists :

- Andres Solimano, Oxford University, formerly ECLAC ;
- Stephanie Kelton, Chief Economist, Senate Budget Committee Minority ;
- Antonio Lettieri, LUISS and Insight ;
- Clara Elisabetta Mattei, INET Young Scholars Initiative and Columbia University

Mardi 3 novembre

8:00 AM- Continental breakfast

9:00 - 10:30 AM- "Dealing With Debt"

- Chair : Rebecca Christie, Bloomberg News

Panelists :
- Kunibert Raffer, University of Vienna ;
- Grzegorz W. Kolodko, former Deputy Prime Minister, Poland ;
- Damon Silvers, Policy Director, AFL-CIO ;
- Orsola Constantini, Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET)

10:30 - 10:45 AM- Morning session break

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM- "What is the Future of Europe ?"

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

Panelists :
- Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Former Deputy Prime Minister, Poland ;
- Ska Keller, Vice President Green Party, European Parliament ;
- Stephanie Kelton, Chief Economist, Senate Budget Minority ;
- Jorge Uxó, University of Castille and PODEMOS ;
- Rui Tavares, Founder, LIVRE ; Sergio Chodos, International Monetary Fund

12:30 - 2:00 PM- Lunch (Lunch lecture sessions will be held in the lobby of the LBJ School. All other panel sessions will be held in the Bass Lecture Hall on the B-level of the LBJ School.)

- Introduction : James Galbraith, Professor and Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair in Government and Business Relations, The University of Texas at Austin
- Closing Keynote Address : Pedro Páez, Superintendent, Market Power Control, Ecuador

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