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Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy

Speakers to Ponder Wall Street, Weapons of Mass Destruction

30 September 2009

The Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS continues its autumn series of events with a guest lecture by James K. Galbraith entitled The Great Crisis and the Dismal Science: How the Economists Got It Wrong… Again. The lecture will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, 2 October.

Since the onset of the current financial and economic crisis, Professor Galbraith has been the most outspoken and iconoclastic voice for progressive economics in the United States. A former executive director of the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress, Galbraith is currently the Lloyd M. Bentsen Jr. Chair of Government/Business Relations and Professor of Government at the University of Texas.

The lecture will be held in Jeffrey Hall, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL. Visit the Events Page for details

Galbraith’s lecture will be followed by the Centre’s Fourth London Conference on A Middle East WMD-Free Zone, to be held Monday, 5 October.

The event begins at 9:30 a.m. with a welcome address by Professor Paul Webley, Director and Principal of SOAS. Guest speakers include Ambassador Jayantha Dhanapala, HE Mr. Hatem Seif El-Nasr (Egyptian Ambassador to the UK), HE Dr. Wael Al Assad (League of Arab States) and Professor Nick Wheeler (Aberystwyth University).

A full programme and more information on the conference are available here. Middle East WMD Free Zone

Both events are free and open to the public. For a schedule of future events, visit the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy website.