Has global "co-operation" fueled violence to the extent that poor countries feel oppressed by the new nature of globalism? Is there a conflict between global rules, such as those articulated by the World Trade Organization(WTO) and the International Monetary Fund, and the prosperity of developing countries? September 11 has increased the bargaining power of developing countries insofar as poverty and terrorism have become associated in people's minds. If developing countries begin to exploit their new-found power, what will they demand? Should the advanced economies cater to their wishes in organizations such as the WTO? Will global economic welfare rise or fall as a consequence?
On Wednesday, February 27, the Graduate School of Journalism will hold the third of seven colloquia, "The Fear Economy: Global Cooperation or Isolationism?" as part of the 2002 Reuters Forum on global economics. The 6:00 p.m. event will feature the Honorable Dr. Maleeha Lodhi, Ambassador of Pakistan to the United States; Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations; Walter Russell Mead, senior fellow for U.S. Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Moderator Dr. Alice H. Amsden, professor of political economy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The forum will be held in the Third Floor Lecture Hall in the Journalism Building.