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[Nettime-bold] Conference: `The Global Marketplace: In Whose Interest?'


Conference: `The Global Marketplace: In Whose Interest?'

Who benefits from the globalisation of markets?
What are the effects of globalisation on democracy?

Saturday 17th June 2000
from 2 pm to 5 pm
in English

at the Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
London WC1R
United Kingdom

5 regular admission
3 for Amis UK members and concessions

Speakers:

Bernard Cassen, Professor at the Institute of European Studies at the
University of Paris VIII.  Executive Director of the French monthly
newspaper Le Monde Diplomatique.  President of ATTAC, Paris.  From
1981-1985 he led the Inter-Ministerial special Committee for Scientific
and Technical Information.  His journalistic career began in 1967 with
Le Monde, until he joined the first editorial board of Le Monde
Diplomatique in 1973.  He is the author and co-author of several hundred
articles and reports.

Susan George, Associate Director of the Transnational Institute in
Amsterdam.  Director of the Globalisation Observatory.  Vice-President
of ATTAC, Paris.  Holds a doctorate in Political Studies from the
University of Paris, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales.
Author of numerous books and articles.  Served on the board of
Greenpeace International and Greenpeace France.  Member of the Group of
Lisbon.  Board member of Les Amis du Monde diplomatique.  Consultant to
several UN agencies, including WHO, IFAD, UNESCO, and UNICEF.

Brigitte Granville, Head of the International Economics Programme at the
Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House).  Previously
chief macroeconomist and Vice-President for Russia at JP Morgan,
economic advisor to the Russian Federation, economist to the European
Commission Delegation in Moscow, associate professor at the new Economic
School in Moscow, consultant to the World Bank and Senior Research
Fellow at the Institute of International Affairs. Took her PhD at the
European University Institute in Florence.

Flemming Larsen, Director of IMF Europe, and the Fund's permanent
representative in Europe.  Previously Deputy Director of Research, and
from 1992-2000 was responsible for World Economic Outlook, the Fund's
flagship publication, featuring surveys of global economic trends and
policy issues.  On leave from the IMF, he was Division Chief in the
European Commission from 1990-92, responsible for international monetary
affairs.  In 1985 he was director of Forecasting at Wharton Econometrics
in Philadelphia, and Senior Economist at the OECD in Paris.

For further information and advance bookings:
http://www.amisuk.btinternet.co.uk
amisuk@bernstein.force9.co.uk
phone: +44 (0)20 8444 4322.

Organised by Amis UK, the UK chapter of Les Amis du Monde
diplomatique.


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