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Conference on Neoliberalism at Tulane

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  • jwildera@tulane.edu
    What: Conference on Critical Perspectives of Neoliberal Reform in the Americas Where: Greenleaf Conference Room, Jones Hall, Tulane University When: Saturday,
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 14, 2004
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      What: Conference on Critical Perspectives of Neoliberal Reform in the Americas
      Where: Greenleaf Conference Room, Jones Hall, Tulane University
      When: Saturday, March 27th, 2004, 9am-4pm

      In the 1980s and 90s, Latin American governments, under pressure from the
      United States and international financial institutions such as the IMF and
      World Bank, implemented a wave of social and economic reform policies. These
      policies, known as Neoliberal reforms, entailed the opening of economies to
      foreign investors and companies, elimination of trade barriers in the interest
      of “free” trade, privatization of state-owned companies, and slashing of social
      spending in order to balance the budget and repay debt. This conference takes a
      critical look at Neoliberalism, analyzes why the reforms have failed the Latin
      and North American people, and explores the alternatives to Neoliberalism.
      Presenters include Mark Weisbrot who will speak on “Implications of Latin
      America's Economic Growth Failure Over the Last Quarter-Century,” Thomas
      Palley who will speak on “Reshaping Development Policy in the Wake of the
      Washington Consensus,” and Arturo López-Calleja who will speak on “Cuba,
      Lessons from a Non-neoliberal Transition.” In addition, there will be
      roundtable discussions on alternatives to Neoliberalism and the effects of
      Neoliberalism in Louisiana (e.g. shrimp and sugar industries, spending cuts in
      health care, education, and public housing).

      This event is free and open to the public. Breakfast and lunch will be
      provided.
      For more information, contact Joseph at jwildera@... or 861-7448.
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