Beginning this coming Sunday 12th May, and lasting all of next week, the 6th Subversive Festival will be held in Zagreb. This year’s general theme is: THE UTOPIA OF DEMOCRACY. Speakers will include Tariq Ali, Oliver Stone, Susan George, Franco Bifo, Alexis Tsipras, Jean Luc Melenchon, Eric O. Wright. Slavoj Zizek and… yours truly. It promises to be an exciting week – during which I shall be involved directly in three events:
- Sunday 12th May, 19.00-21.00: Panel discussion involving Franco Bifo, Susan George and Yanis Varoufakis on the theme of The Utopia of the European Union
- Tuesday 15th May, 19.00-21.00: Keynote by Yanis Varoufakis entitled: Confessions of an Erratic Marxist
- Wednesday 16th May, 18.00-19.00: Book promotion (of the Global Minotaur) by Yanis Varoufakis
For more watch this space…
The ABC’s (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) online periodical, THE DRUM, commissioned me to write an article comparing and contrasting the policy responses to the Crisis of Japan and of the Eurozone. Click here for the ABC’s website. Or read on below… Continue reading
Over the past few years, I have been interviewed extensively on my views of the Crisis and my writings. Of all these interviews, this is the one that I enjoyed giving the most. Eleanor Wachtel generously afforded me the space to talk about Greece, my parents (and my experiences of growing up in Greece in the 60s and 70s), life choices that shaped me, the myth of the Minotaur, the global economy and much more. Thank you Eleanor.
Lastly, note that this was the first interview in a series of programs under the general heading: Greece: The Unfolding Drama
As some of this blog’s regulars may remember, on 1st March 2013, I was invited to meet with the General Secretary of the OECD, Mr Angel Gurria, to exchange views on the global economic crisis and to discuss alternative policies that may help end it. Now, the OECD has produced a brochure capturing these meetings as well as presenting a transcript of a talk I gave while at the OECD. The OECD brochure entitled The Coffees of the General Secretary: Yanis Varoufakis can be downloaded here: Coffee with OECD’s GS
This coming Friday, 1st March, I shall be addressing the OECD on the need to re-think the Euro Crisis, Asia’s angst and America’s conundrum. My argument will be that markets cannot be trusted to correct the global imbalances underpinning our collective woes. Political action is needed at a global scale.
Correction: In the original post, I mistakenly implied that the event would be open to the public. But I just been informed that the event is already overbooked and, thus, it will not be possible to attend if not already granted a pass. Apologies.
Click here for the official invitation.