‘Beyond austerity’ event (5th September)


Debates Beyond Austerity?  Alternative strategies for growth with justice and equity?

The School of Politics and International Studies (POLIS) & the British International Studies Association (BISA) are co-hosting the event with Taking Soundings

6pm, Friday 5th September 2014 at Broadcasting Place (opposite the Fenton Pub), room BPAG02

Charlie Dannreuther will talk about the “The Enterprise Decoy and the mundane economy”
Charlie works at the University of Leeds. He researches small business policy in the UK and other European countries to explore which reforms are made in their names and why.  He has worked on projects in the Western Balkans designed to ground small business support and recently coordinated a large network across Europe that explored the social origins and consequences of the financial crisis.

Phoebe Moore will talk about the ‘Decent work strategy’.
Phoebe works at Middlesex University and her primary areas of research are transnational capitalism, production, workers’ rights, and the impact of technological change on societies and on people. She has published two single authored books that look at global neoliberalism and labour struggle. Currently she is writing about the International Labour Organisation’s decent work agenda, in the context of its relationship with DFID and related austerity measures.

Gabriel Siles-Brügge will talk about ‘The Potential Risks of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
Gabriel is is Lecturer in Politics at the University of Manchester, where he researches and teaches on the European Union and international political economy. His recent work has been focusing on the wide-ranging implications of the proposed EU-US free trade agreement.

There will be food and drinks from 6pm.

All welcome.

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