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Vol. 24, No. 20 April 9, 1999

May 5th Forum at Journalism School Discusses Global Anarchy: Are Unbridled Markets Threatening Global Political Stability?

Global Anarchy: Are Unbridled Markets Threatening Global Political Stability? Discussed at Columbia University


The final discussion of the 1999 Reuters Forum roundtable series -- "Global Anarchy: Are Unbridled Markets Threatening Global Political Stability?" -- will take place on Wednesday, May 5 at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. Sponsored by Reuters Foundation, the event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the main lecture hall of Columbia's School of Journalism. The event is free and open to the public. To register, call (212) 854-6840.

This timely debate, in the throes of NATO's 50th anniversary celebrations and the Kosovo war, promises to be the most provocative and compelling of the year. Fareed Zakaria, Managing Editor, Foreign Affairs will moderate this specially scheduled event.

Panelists include:

Robert D. Hormats, Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs International

Stephen Jukes, Editor/Executive Vice President, Reuters America Holdings

Richard Medley, Managing Partner, Medley Global Advisors

Steven Rattner, Deputy Chief Executive, Lazard Freres & Co. LLC

Questions to be addressed include: Are failed economic policies leading to increased global conflict? Can NATO, the United Nations and other conflict management institutions keep social order? Is politics now driven by markets? Has global economic turmoil led to political instability? What is the link between the market economy and democracy? Is present economic strife threatening entire regions? Is a coordinated global response required to secure world peace and social harmony?

Now in its ninth year, The Reuters Forum is a unique series of lectures and debates designed to explore critical issues in global economics. The overall theme for the 1999 series is "Global Backlash: Have Free Markets Betrayed Economic Growth?" The first six debates of the season attracted record numbers as The Reuters Forum brought together international scholars, financial authorities, business leaders, and journalists to debate the most salient issues surrounding the global economic crisis.