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Prof. Jan Aart Scholte

World Financial Crisis and Civil Society: Implications for Global Democracy

24.05.2013 4th Käte Hamburger Lecture, 5 June 2013
On 5 June 2013 the Käte Hamburger Kolleg in Duisburg will be hosting what promises to be a stimulating public lecture. In an address entitled "World Financial Crisis and Civil Society: Implications for Global Democracy", Jan Aart Scholte, Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick, will be asking key questions about the relationship between democratic participation, crisis management, and the options for shaping the global financial system.

Professor Scholte, who until a few weeks ago was a Senior Fellow at the Centre, engaged mainly in research on the Building Global Democracy programme, will face scrutiny by Peter Wahl, a critic of globalization and co-founder of Attac. As chair of the executive board at WEED (World Economy Ecology and Development) and a specialist on the regulation of international financial markets, Mr Wahl will offer expert commentary on the lecture. The event will thus act as a platform for an alternative idea of globalization - this is the idea that civil-society movements that are seeking to tackle the current situation in the financial markets could play a major role in shaping democratic processes at national and global level.

The lecture will be chaired by Dr Cornelia Ulbert, Executive Director of the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF), and, as always, there will be a chance for anyone interested in doing so to join in the discussion. All participants are invited to round off the event with post-lecture face-to-face discussion over snacks and drinks.

Venue: Hotel Duisburger Hof, Neckarstraße 2, 47051 Duisburg
Time: 18.15 - 20.00 h

To register, please contact: events@spam


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