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We are delighted to be hosting a special online event with Yanis Varoufakis, former Greek Finance Minister and high profile Economist, academic and writer as well as the Co-Founder of Democracy in Europe Movement (DiEM25) and The Progressive International with Bernie Sanders. He will be discussing some very fascinating topical issues including the state of the European Union, Brexit negotiations, the political landscape globally moving forward, the risk of the 2020’s being a lost decade and threats to democracy. Widely known internationally a leading, outspoken and much-discussed figure in the renegotiations of Greece’s debt with its creditors during the 2015 government debt crisis, he has been recognised for his thought leadership on international affairs and economic policy since then. In 2018 he launched MeRA25, which is a fast growing left wing political party in Greece and that same year Varoufakis started The Progressive International, a worldwide organisation uniting left-wing activists and organisations, alongside United States Senator & ex-Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders. Brought to you by the King’s Business Club, Cambridge Guild, Imperial Finance Society, The Oxford Guild, Warwick Finance Societies and other leading university societies, the event is 100% free and open to all and supported by The Oxford Foundry.
Varoufakis is the author of several books on the European debt crisis, the financial imbalance in the world and game theory. He is also a highly recognised speaker and often appears as an analyst for national news media. His latest works including ‘Adults in the Room: My Battle with Europe’s Deep Establishment’ and ‘Talking to My Daughter About the Economy’. Yanis Varoufakis describes himself as a ‘libertarian Marxist,’ although, he says, “It is not something that I volunteer to talk about much, because the very mention of Marx switches audiences off.” He teaches economic theory at the University of Athens, where he challenges mainstream notions — arguing that after the financial crash of 2008 we need a radically new way of thinking about the economy, finance and capitalism.
Varoufakis is an international leader of the progressive movement and has dedicated his life to pushing for a better connected, more compassionate world. At a time of such great difficulty worldwide his insight is particularly important and we are excited to be hosting him and fascinated to hear what he has to say. This will undoubtedly be one of the most fascinating and topical events of the term giving you the chance to hear from and ask questions of such an interesting and high profile guest. We highly recommend you do not miss out so please join us by registering below – we will send those who register the link for the online event.