Past Events

SEMINAR: Chile: The Neoliberal Regime and the Future of the Left

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Two seminars on Chile, neoliberalism and the future of the Left

Monday 9th March: “El Futuro de la Izquierda en Chile” (presentations in Spanish): 17:00-19:00hrs. Lecture Block, room 10

Tuesday 10th March: “Chile: The Rise and Demise of Neoliberalism” (presentations in English): 17:00hrs-19:00hrs. Lecture Block Block, room 1.


Jorge Arrate: ex Presidential Candidate of the Left (2009), Lawyer and Economist.

Carlos Ominami: Chief Executive of Chile21 Foundation, ex Minister of Economy, ex Senator (1993-2009), Economist.

Gabriel Palma: Senior Lecturer of the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.

Economics: The User’s Guide – Book Launch by Ha Joon Chang

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“Economics: The User’s Guide”. Book Launch by Ha-Joon Chang

Bestselling author and economist Ha-Joon Chang, who was recently voted among the world’s top ten thinkers in a Prospect Magazine poll, will give a talk on his recently published book “Economics: The User’s Guide”. The book is the first in the revived Pelican series – Penguin’s groundbreaking series of intelligent guides to essential topics. It address in a clear, witty and insightful way questions such as: What is economics? What can and can’t it explain about the world? Why does it matter?

Ha-Joon Chang teaches economics at Cambridge University. His book “23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism” was a no.1 bestseller and was called by the Observer ‘a witty and timely debunking of some of the biggest myths surrounding the global economy.’ He is a popular columnist at the Guardian, and a vocal critic of the failures of our economic system.

The event is hosted by the Cambridge Society for Economic Pluralism, and co-sponsored by the Cambridge Society for Social and Economic Development, the Institute for Manufacturing and the Cambridge Humanities Review.

A drinks reception, book selling and book signing will follow the talk. Tickets are free, and seats are allocated on a first-come first-serve basis.

Date: Thursday 19 June 2014
Time: 18:00 – 19:30 (books will be sold from 17:30, the talk will start at 18:00)
Venue: Lady Mitchell Hall, Sidgwick Site, Cambridge

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