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After Iraq...Fernando Cardoso joins Patricia Hewitt and Gro Harlem Brundtland for an LSE symposium

After Iraq: the state of the world economy

Monday 23 June, 3-6.30pm
Old Theatre, Old Building [videolink: New Theatre, East Building]

Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former president of Brazil, will be joining a panel of distinguished speakers at a symposium on the state of the world economy after Iraq, on Monday 23 June at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Cardoso will give speak on the topic of Recession or Revival After Iraq? He will also touch upon the subject of LSE director Professor Anthony Giddens's role in the global third way debate.

The event will comprise two panel discussions. Fernando Cardoso will be speaking on Recession or Revival?. Other speakers on this panel include Professor Charles Bean, chief economist and executive director, Bank of England; Howard Davies, chairman, Financial Services Authority and incoming LSE director; Mikiko Fujiwara, research fellow, RIETI; and Professor Hyun Shin, LSE Financial Markets Group.

The second panel will discuss: The Rich and the Poor. Who wins? Who Pays?. Speakers will include Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, director general, World Health Organisation; Professor David Held, LSE Government Department; The RT Hon Patricia Hewitt MP Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, Minister for Women, and e-minister in Cabinet and Professor Nick Stern, chief economist, World Bank.

The panel of discussions will be co-chaired by Paul Volcker, research fellow at LSE in 1952, honorary fellow and former chairman of the US Federal Reserve and Professor Anthony Giddens, director of LSE.

All tickets for this event have now gone.

A returns queue will be in operation on the afternoon (30 minutes before the event begins) with any empty seats being filled with people from the returns queue just before the event begins.

There will also be a live videolink to the New Theatre, East Building. Entry to this videolink venue will be on a first come, first serve basis, and the doors to this venue will open at 2pm. This event is free and open to all.

Ends

Press tickets for this event are limited, so please contact Jessica Winterstein on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| to request a seat.

Updated 19 June 2003

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