Thursday, 6 October 2016

London Event: Paul Jay and Costas Lapavitsas on the crisis in the Euro Zone

Dear friends,

We invite you to join us for a special event in London, UK on October 10th at 7pm.

The Real News Network and EReNSEP (European Research Network on Social and Economic Policy) present:

Paul Jay: A Report on the Work of The Real News Network

Costas Lapavitsas: Some Lessons from the SYRIZA Disaster

This event will be hosted by SOAS and will be located in ROOM 4426 SOAS, Russell Square. 

Paul Jay is the CEO and senior editor of The Real News Network. He has overseen the production of over 8,000 news stories and is the host of TRNN news analysis programming. He is the host of the TRNN series Reality Asserts Itself. Previously, he was executive producer of CBC Newsworld's independent flagship debate show CounterSpin for its 10 years on air. He is an award-winning documentary filmmaker with over 20 films under his belt including Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows; Return to Kandahar; and Never-Endum-Referendum. He was the founding chair of Hot Docs!, the Canadian International Documentary Film Festival and now the largest such festival in North America.

Costas Lapavitsas has taught economics at SOAS since 1990 and has done research on the political economy of money and finance, the Japanese economy, the history of economic thought, economic history, and the contemporary world economy. Since 2010 his research interests have focused on the Eurozone crisis and the work he has produced, including with a group of researchers at Research on Money and Finance at SOAS, has had considerable impact on the European debate and policy making. His longer-term research interests, however, have been on the financialisation of capitalism, its characteristic trends, variable forms and manifold implications for contemporary society. His work on financialisation has become standard reference in the literature. Finally, during 2015 he was elected as a Member of Parliament in Greece.
NOTE: Space is limited, please contact to confirm a seat.

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