International Conference on Economic Liberalization and its Implications for Development Policy with Special Reference to India and Mexico Organised by IDEAs at Mexico City, 24 - 25 October 2005

International Conference on "Economic Liberalization and its Implications for Development Policy with Special Reference to India and Mexico", Mexico City, October 24 - 25, 2005. This was co-sponsored with the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (FLACSO). This had around 50 participants from Latin America and Asia. In addition, there was very substantial participation from the student community of UNAM and FLACSO, so that the audience numbered more than 100 people on both days. Some of the most eminent economists in Mexico, as well as policy makers from government ministries and economists…

TSSA International Conference on “Acts of Resistance against Globalization from the South” Organised by the Turkish Social Scientists Association held at the Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey 5 - 7 September 2005.

5 September 2005, Monday Opening Presentation: "Economics of New-Imperialism" Prabhat Patnaik, (India) (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India) CHAIR: Korkut Boratav, (Turkey) (TSSA, Ankara, Turkey) Session 1 New Forms of Intervention and Legitimation: "War against Terror" and Iraq  Mahmood Mamdani (Uganda) (University of Columbia, New York, USA) "Good Muslim, Bad Muslim: America, the Cold War and the Origin of Terror, Culture Talk" Ali Kadri (Lebanon) (ESCWA, Economic and Social Commission for West Asia, Beirut, Lebanon) "The Occupation of Iraq: Then and Now" Julian Saurin (UK) (University of Sussex Üniversitesi, Brighton, UK) "The War against Terror and the Contemporay Forms of Imperialism" Filiz…

International Workshop On “Reclaiming Development in the Age of Financial Globalization” Organised by IDEAs and Bilkent University (Department of Economics), Ankara, Turkey, 31 August - 3 September 2005.

The workshop on Reclaiming Development in the Age of Financial Globalization was an intensive programme covering theoretical and policy issues in the current international context. The workshop was organized by the International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs) in collaboration with the Bilkent University Department of Economics and financial support from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP). Its objective was to present critiques of existing theories as well as to offer alternative analyses of current economic trends from a developing country’s perspective. It broadly dealt with three themes: (1) The economics of financial globalization and its implications for development macroeconomics. (2) The macroeconomics of stabilization and…

International Conference on ‘The Agrarian Constraint and Poverty Reduction: Macroeconomic Lessons for Africa’ Organised by IDEAs, EEA and CODESRIA at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 17-19, 2004.

Organisers: International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs) The Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA), Addis Ababa CODESRIA, Dakar, Senegal. Supported by: UNDP, New York. IDEAs' first conference, along with the workshop which immediately preceded, held in Africa and meant exclusively for African economists and policymakers took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia during 17-19 December 2004. The event, along with the workshop were organized in association with the Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA) and the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA), with support from the UNDP. With a special focus on the agricultural sector, the agenda centred on understanding the…

International Workshop on ‘Macroeconomic Policies, Agrarian Change and Development’ Organised by IDEAs, EEA and CODESRIA at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, December 12-16, 2004.

Organisers: International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs) The Ethiopian Economic Association (EEA), Addis Ababa CODESRIA, Dakar, Senegal. Supported by: UNDP, New York. IDEAs organized a Workshop on 'Macroeconomic Policies, Agrarian Change and Development' in Addis Ababa with a focus on issues of current concern with respect to the agrarian sector in developing countries. It is increasingly evident that there is a crisis of livelihood across large parts of the developing world and issues of food security continue to be of pressing concern, though both economic security and food security problems are far from static and are continuously affected by the evolving…

International Workshop on ‘Liberalisation, Macroeconomic Policy and Development options in Asia’ OrganiSed by IDEAs in collaboration with the MAIDS at Bangkok, Thailand, 25-28 September 2004.

In the month of September, 2004, a joint workshop was organized by IDEAs in collaboration with the MAIDS (Masters of Arts Programme in International Development Studies) programme, which is run by the Faculty of Political Science at Chulanlongkorn University, Thailand. The workshop, entitled 'Liberalisation, Macroeconomic Policy and Development Options in Asia', was held in Bangkok from the 25th to 28th of September, 2004. The second leg of the workshop was held in Manila in collaboration with the Philippines based organization, Action for Economic Reform, from the 24th of September to the 1st of October, 2004. The purpose of the workshops was to bring together a group of economists…

IDEAS Session on Resisting Imperialism: Globalization, Development and Inequality at Socialist Scholars Conference, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York City, USA, 12-14 March 2004.

The International Development Economics Associates (IDEAS) held a Session on Resisting Imperialism: Globalization, Development and Inequality at the Socialist Scholars Conference at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York City, USA, on March 13, 2004 between 2-3:50 p.m. Details of the speakers at the session are as below: Venue: Room: 609 - Engineering  Time 2-3:50 p.m. 13 March 2004, Saturday Chair: William K. Tabb, Queens College, CUNY Jomo K.S., University of Malaya Jan Kregel, UNCTAD Utsa Patnaik, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi William K. Tabb, Queens College, CUNY

Conference on The Economics of the New Imperialism at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India, 22 - 24 January 2004.

Following upon the World Social Forum events organised at Mumbai, IDEAs organized an international Conference on 'The Economics of the New Imperialism' at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, during 22-24 January, 2004, with the support of the UNDP. The conference, as the title suggested, was to focus on the emergence of ‘new’ imperialism and to analyse the workings of national and international markets in the age of 'free' global trade and the dominance of finance. Apart from very eminent economists of the likes of Samir Amin from the 'Third World Forum' based in Dakar, Senegal; Korkut Boratav from the Ankara University, Turkey; Prabhat…

IDEAs sessions during the World Social Forum at Mumbai, India; 16 - 21 January 2004.

IDEAs hosted a panel discussion and a series of five seminars around the theme of imperialism, its nature and impact, during the World Social Forum (WSF) held in Mumbai, India, between 16 -21st January 2004. The objective of the continuous and connected series of events was to draw attention to the problems faced by different sections of our society, and capture the wide range of impact that the current imperialist neo-liberal policies are having on our world today. Resisting Imperialism: The Agrarian Crisis The first of the IDEAs seminars at the WSF was held in partnership with the Bangkok-based Focus…

International Workshop on ‘Workers, Nation States and the Role of Finance’ at PUCRS, World Social Forum, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 23 - 28 January 2003.

Venue: 1.30 pm at PUCRS (the Catholic University, Porto Alegre), Building: 15, Room: 228 The workshop was chaired by Erinc Yeldan and the panelists were Jomo K.S., Prabhat Patnaik, Ozlem Onaran and Samir Amin. The audience of about a hundred consisted of academics, activists, people involved in policy-making and concerned citizens. The workshop sought to clearly articulate, and therefore to draw the attention of the audience to, the new role of the 'nation-state' in the era of globalization and financial liberalization. In recent times the state has emerged, not as a producer and investor and thereby a creator of demand,…