Monday, 17 June 2013, 4:00 p.m., Plenary Chamber
Hosted by Goethe-Institut e.V.
Economic imbalances in the eurozone, along with the political heat generated by
the financial and debt crisis, have refocused attention not only on the monetary
and structural aspects of economic activity, but also on cultural factors. Credit
ratings seem to be reinforcing outdated stereotypes, which at times have found
questionable resonance in the media and public opinion.
How do both Europeans and observers outside Europe perceive the political and
economic tensions in Europe? What can be said about the consequences of and
reactions to the economic policies implemented by national governments and
the EU? What are the options for action?
Of interest are not only different cultures and their management of economies,
but also how they compare with other economic zones and alliances.
News Anchor, Political Correspondent, Presenter "Talking Germany", DW, Berlin, Germany
Christofides, Prof. Louis N.
Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, School of Economics and Management, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus
Visiting Professor of Economics and East-European Studies, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Bestselling Author, Documentary Film Maker, Senior Asia Columnist for Handelsblatt, Peking, China
Weidenfeld, Dr. Ursula
Economic Journalist, Berlin, Germany
Complete session on soundcloud:
WS10 - Europe, an Economic Tale - The Current Financial Crisis as Seen from Europe and Beyond