Please join Columbia's Committee on Global Thought for an evening with internationally renowned economists to discuss "The Impact of Globalization on the Countries of the South"
University Professor and Nobel Laureate Dr. Joseph Stiglitz will chair a panel of experts comprised of:
Dr. K.Y. Amoako,
Former Executive Secretary, UN Economics Commission for Africa
Dr. Justin Lin,
Founder and Director of China Center for Economic Research, Peking University
Dr. Jose Antonio Ocampo,
Under-Secretary General, UN for Economic and Social Affairs
Former Minister of Finance, Colombia
Dr. Prabhat Patnaik,
Centre for Economics and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University
The panel will explore the experience and effects of globalization in their home countries and regions, with a particular eye toward agrarian and rural society. The panelists will also consider why, and the extent to which, globalization is viewed adversely in these places. As central interlocutors with governments and international organizations in each of their home countries, the panelists will then exchange ideas about the possibilities for improvements to current trends within globalization. The evening will close with concluding remarks by Professor Stiglitz and by opening up the conversation to the audience.