Institute of World Affairs UWM
Events & Programs | George F. Kennan Forum
Galbraith/Varoufakis "A Modest Proposal: Escaping Austerity & Debt"

Internationally-renowned scholar James Galbraith will discuss austerity – the current go-to economic policy prescription for governments across the globe. Why are public institutions in crisis when many economies, including our own, are actually bigger than ever? Galbraith will be joined by Greek economist and co-author, Yanis Varoufakis.

Cosponsored by UWM's Department of Economics and the Center for Research on International Economics, Center for Economic Development, Department of History, Department of Political Science, and Department of Sociology.

For inquiries, please contact:
Jeffrey Sommers, Senior Fellow, Institute of World Affairs at

Location and Time:
Monday, February 24, 7:00 pm
Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts
2419 E Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Parking is available in the parking lot directly south of the Zelazo Center, accessible from both Stowell Ave. and Farwell Ave., near Kenwood Blvd. Parking is also available in the UWM Student Union, across the street from the Zelazo Center, at 2200 E Kenwood Blvd. Both lots are metered.

Free and open to the public. Registration preferred.

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Yanis Varoufakis

James Galbraith