“Neoliberalism is Dead. Long Live.. What?”

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August 23 2020, 12:00 - 15:00


Concluding debate of the UNCTAD Summer School 2020


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Join us for to the concluding debate of the UNCTAD Summer School, organized in collaboration with INET’s Young Scholars Initiative!

Speakers include

  • Jayati Ghosh (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
  • Gerald Epstein (University of Massachusetts, Amherst-UMass)
  • Surbhi Kesar (Azim Premji University, YSI)
  • Rob Davies (Ex-Minister, Trade and Industry, South Africa),
  • Quinn Slobodian (Wellesley College).

Moderated by Grace Blakeley (International Progressive Policy Review-IPPR)


The effort deployed by governments during and after the lockdown led observers to claim that globalization and the Neoliberal order, already shaky, have finally given way to a new state-driven nationalist model. While hopes for a new more equitable global system remain open, the dollar has proven to remain soundly at the top of the international monetary hierarchy. Similarly, the power of big financialized corporations does not seem to diminish, nor previous geopolitical tensions around the world have disappeared.

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UNCTAD is a permanent intergovernmental body established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1964. The organization is governed by its 194 member States and is the United Nations body responsible for dealing with economic and sustainable development issues with a focus on trade, finance, investment and technology. It helps developing countriesto participate equitably in the global economy. UNCTAD carries out economic research, produces innovative analyses and makes policy recommendations to support government decision-making.


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Start: August 23 2020, 12:00*

Duration: 180 minutes

*Time is displayed in your local time zone (Africa/Abidjan).

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Jayati Ghosh

Jawaharlal Nehru University

External Presenter

Gerald Epstein

University of Massachusetts, Amherst-UMass

External Presenter

Surbhi Kesar

Azim Premji University, YSI

External Presenter

Rob Davies

Ex-Minister, Trade and Industry, South Africa

External Presenter

Quinn Slobodian

Wellesley College

External Presenter

Grace Blakeley

International Progressive Policy Review-IPPR

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Heske van Doornen

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