Seeing as the G20 is a very ‘in’ topic right now, just thought some of you might be interested in attending the forum below 🙂
IoI Current Affairs Forum:
Sunday 5 April, 2pm @ The Ship Tavern, 12 Gate Street, Holborn, WC2A 3HP
AFTER THE G20: WHAT NEXT?
In the week preceding the meeting of the G20 in London – at which world leaders will gather to try to resolve the global recession – thousands are gathering to protest on the streets. Concerns range from climate change to job insecurity and from war to third world poverty. How should we understand these multifarious groups and demands, especially in the context of what is turning out to be the greatest economic crisis for generations? The recession demands a serious response, be it from inside the corridors of power or from outside, but much debate seems to revolve around the extent to which we should ‘blame the bankers’. Are piecemeal economic reforms of the system adequate? How should we interpret the recession and popular responses to it? What are the biggest obstacles to progress today – the politicians, the financial elite, the protesters?
Introduction by Ravi Bali (IoI Emerging Economies Forum)