Past Events

Debating Development

May 3, 2017

SCEPA was proud to support the "Debating Development" conference on April 22, 2016, on the regional challenges and competing theories behind development economics. The event is co-hosted by The New School's Economic Student Union (ESU) and the Institute for New Economic Thinking's (INET) Young Scholars Initiative (YSI).

Conference Program
1:00pm Introductory remarks by Sanjay Reddy, The New School

1:30pm Regional Developmental Challenges

Sub-Saharan Africa by Rex McKenzie, Kingston University
Middle East and North Africa by Jennifer Olmstead, Drew University
India and China by Sanjay Ruparelia, The New School
Latin-America by Marcos Vinicius Chiliatto Leite, Inter-American Development Bank

4:00pm Competing Theories of Development

Dependency Theory by Ian Taylor, University of St. Andrews
Classical Political Economy by Anwar Shaikh, The New School
Post-Colonial Theory by LHM Ling, The New School
Law and Development by Jamee Moudud, Sarah Lawrence College

6:00pm Reception

The conference is also supported by The New School Student Senate, The Graduate Faculty Student Senate, ESU, and YSI.