An Evening with SYRIZA on Greece and the Eurozone
Thursday, January 24th: Jerome Greene Hall, Columbia Law School.
from 6:00 pm. till 9:15 pm EST
An evening with top political leadership from SYRIZA, Greece’s dominant opposition party and anticipated next government, to discuss the challenges facing Greece and the Eurozone as well as SYRIZA’s plans for economic and financial reform.
The evening will feature the head of SYRIZA and Leader of the Greek Opposition, Alexis Tsipras, on SYRIZA’s plans for national governance, as well as panels on financial reform and macroeconomic recovery with Rena Dourou, MP and Critic of the Opposition for Foreign Relations and European Issues, George Stathakis, Greek MP and Critic of the Opposition for the Economy, and top SYRIZA Economic Advisor Yiannis Milios.
Other panelists include Katharina Pistor, Professor of Law, Columbia Law School; Mathew Forstater, Professor of Economics, University of Missouri-Kansas City; Thomas Ferguson, Professor of Political Science, University of Masachusetts-Amherst; Mark Weisbrot, Co-Director, Center for Economic and Policy Research; Helen Ginsburg, Professor Emerita of Economics, Brooklyn College, City University of New York; and Rania Antonopoulos, Senior Scholar, Levy Economics Institute of Bard College.
The event is part of the Workers’ Rights Student Coalition’s Modern Money and Public Purpose series, and is cosponsored by the Columbia Hellenic Assocation, the Levy Economics Institute, the Institute for New Economic Thinking, the Center for Global Legal Transformation, and the Richman Center for Business, Law and Public Policy.
It will take place at 6.00pm in Room 104, Jerome Greene Hall, 435 West 116th Street, New York
Tsipras Campaigns in Washington, New York
By Nicky Mariam Onti
The leader of Greece’s major opposition Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) party, Alexis Tsipras, is set to meet State Department and International Monetary Fund officials, members of Congress, analysts and academics in Washington and New York, between Jan. 22-25.
Tsipras’ address is on Greece and the Future Economic Challenges where it is expected he will concentrate on the economic and social outlooks of Greece and the relations between Greece and Europe during a crushing economic crisis and the accompanying austerity measures his party opposes.
He is expected to talk about the role that the U.S. could play if they were to help both Greece and Europe deal with the current economic crisis although he is vehemently against the austerity measures attached to bailouts that are all that’s keeping Greece from going bankrupt. He said he wants to scrap the terms, not fire any Greek workers nor reduce spending but offered no solutions on how that could be done.
Tsipras will head a delegation, that includes economists George Stathakis and John Milios, the party’s foreign relations director Rena Dourou, and the Director of his political office Nikos Pappas. William Antholis, a noted Greek-American who is the Brookings institution’s Managing Director and a senior fellow in Governance Studies, is going to make preliminary remarks and debate with Tsipras.
After his visit to Washington, Tsipras will travel in New York, where he is going to give speeches at Columbia University, The City University of New York and attend gatherings of Greeks of the Diaspora on Jan. 24 and Jan. 25. He is expected to meet U.S. politicians, journalists and analysts, as well.