Yanis Varoufakis will deliver the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA) annual Robert Heilbroner Memorial Lecture, “The Future of Capitalism“, on Monday, April 25th, 2016.
Varoufakis will discuss themes from his new book, “And The Weak Suffer What They Must?,” including the origins of a crisis that has affected not only Greece, but all of Europe.
The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion featuring New School Professor of Economics Mark Setterfield and economics student Ebba Boye.
6:00pm, Monday, April 25th
The New School
63 Fifth Avenue, Room 100
New York, NY
- Join the waitlist. If a seat becomes available, you’ll receive a confirmation email.
- There will be a standby line for no-shows opening at 5:50pm.
- Watch the livestream online or watch it with us in the overflow room, UC104.
- Follow the conversation on Twitter @SCEPAeconomics using #YanisTNS.
Varoufakis’ career has spanned academia, public service, and the private sector. After three decades in academia, he was elected to the Hellenic Parliament in 2015 as a member of the Syriza Party and became Minister of Finance in Alexis Tsipras’ government. He currently serves as professor of economics at the University of Athens and as a consultant for the Valve Corporation.
SCEPA’s Robert Heilbroner Memorial Lecture on the Future of Capitalism:
The Heilbroner lecture honors the work of Robert Heilbroner, who was both a student and a professor in the economics department of The New School for Social Research. This event is dedicated to understanding questions of economic justice and how the profit-seeking activities of private firms might also serve broader social goals. To use Heilbroner’s words, “capitalism’s uniqueness in history lies in its continuously self-generated change, but it is this very dynamism that is the system’s chief enemy.”