According to Professor Galbraith, events in Greece have ended a brief moment of hope for a pragmatic turn in the policies of the Eurozone. The question, “What Now?” is thus urgently posed, and not only for Greece. Professor Galbraith spoke from his five months of close association with the Finance Ministry in Athens. Heiner Flassbeck examined the necessary elements required for a successful economic and monetary union. Brendan Halligan address the political implications of the Greek crisis and Brexit, for continued economic integration in Europe.
About the Speaker:
Speakers at this event will include James K. Galbraith, Professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas, Heiner Flassbeck, former State Secretary in the German Ministry of Finance, and Brendan Halligan, Chairman of the IIEA. The seminar will be chaired by former Irish Minister for Finance, Ruairí Quinn T.D.