Monday, October 02, 2006

Joseph Stiglitz in Seattle on October 16

Shaping Globalization: Economic & Social Justice - Can We Have It All?
Nobel Prize Winner Joseph Stiglitz, Author and Nobel-Prize Winning Economist

Monday October 16 at 7:00 PM, Town Hall Seattle (1119 Eighth Avenue, Seattle 98101).

In today’s rapidly developing environment of global interdependency, the consequences of globalization have touched everyone world-wide. The debate surrounding globalization has inspired a number of reforms at the macro level, but are they working? What are the implications of globalization for developing countries? What are some alternatives to the current system of intellectual property rights? What reforms can be made to international institutions, including the World Trade Organization and the International Monetary Fund, to make them more effective, transparent, and responsive?

The World Affairs Council presents Joseph Stiglitz, acclaimed author and Nobel Prize-winning economist, at an evening lecture in Seattle on October 16, 2006 where he will address how globalization can reach its full potential and benefit people around the world.

Joseph Stiglitz was a member of the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) from 1993-95 during the Clinton administration and served as CEA chairman from 1995-97. He then became Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President of the World Bank from 1997-2000. In 2001, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics for his analyses of markets with asymmetric information. In addition to his extensive career in the field of economics, Stiglitz is also recognized as a leading economic educator and prolific author. His most famous work, Globalization and Its Discontents, has been translated into 35 languages and has sold more than one million copies worldwide. He currently lectures at Columbia University in New York and chairs its Committee on Global Thought.

Please register on-line at or call the World Affairs Council at (206) 441-5910.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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