Feb
24

Yanis Varoufakis – Brexit, Greece and DiEM 25

The Economist’s Society is pleased to announce Yanis Varoufakis, ex-Greek Minister of Finance, to speak on the topic of ‘Brexit, Greece and DiEM 25’. A prominent economist and political activist, Varoufakis played an important role in negotiations to extend Greece’s loan agreement in 2015. In February 2016, Varoufakis launched DiEM25, which looks to revive democracy in the European Union in order to prevent its disintegration. DiEM25 has over 33000 members […]

Mar
31

Guardian Live – Europe, austerity and the threat to global stability with Yanis Varoufakis

Has the EU lost sight of its original purpose? Critics argue that agreements such as TTIP illustrate just how undemocratic the EU has become. Are weaker nations paying the debt of a financial crash which they did not cause? Has the EU been reduced to a vehicle for free market economics? Calls for more transparency in EU decision-making is nothing new. Yet, as we see the rise of continental euroscepticism […]

Mar
31

An evening with Yanis Varoufakis and Owen Jones

The crisis in Europe is not over, it’s getting worse. The origins of the collapse go far deeper than our leaders are prepared to admit and we have done nothing so far to fix them, leaving the weakest citizens of the weakest nations to pay the price. In conversation with Owen Jones, columnist for the Guardian and author of The Establishment, the world-renowned economist will discuss the two major issues […]

Mar
31

Book signing with Yanis Varoufakis at Foyle’s

Yanis Varoufakis, former finance minister of Greece and celebrated ‘rock star of Europe’s anti-austerity uprising’, will be joining us to sign copies of his new book And the Weak Suffer What They Must? In this dramatic narrative of Europe’s economic rise and spectacular fall Varoufakis recounts how the eurozone emerged in the wake of the financial crisis not as route to shared prosperity but as a pyramid scheme of debt […]

Jan
21

Yanis Varoufakis at the Professor Shaun Hargreaves Heap inaugural lecture

We can do things together that we cannot do in isolation, not least because acting in concert enables a division of labour. But the difficulty in acting together is that people often have to trust each other. They also have to forego the opportunities to free ride on other people’s cooperation because when everyone is hitching a lift, nobody is doing the driving. This lecture examines what experiments in decision making tell us […]

Jan
21

Yanis Varoufakis at King’s: The curious case of the Greek bailout

The Department of Political Economy  and King’s Economics and Finance Society welcomes Yanis Varoufakis, former Finance Minsiter of Greece, to King’s College London on Monday, 25 January to speak on: Creditors who do not want their money back: the curious case of the Greek bailout, and its implications for Britain and the EU. Register for your ticket: Yanis Varoufakis at King’s Lecture: 6.30-8.00pm Reception: 8pm at the Waterloo Campus Restaurant […]