Sovereign Debt and the Poverty of Nations

Event Name Sovereign Debt and the Poverty of Nations
Start Date 22nd May 2014 12:00pm
End Date 22nd May 2014 5:30pm
Duration 5 hours and 30 minutes

Open to all, however registration is required. Please visit the Eventbrite page to register.

Whether odious or legal, sovereign debt has become one of the biggest issues of our century. The Eurozone crisis has vividly shown that high levels of sovereign debt severely impact on living standards and economic growth both in the developing and the developed world. Lack of a comprehensive international mechanism for sovereign debt restructurings, corrupt governments, unscrupulous or plainly greedy creditors, and vulture funds have created an explosive mix.

To address the thorny and multifaceted problem of sovereign debt, the Global Justice Academy has invited to Edinburgh the world’s foremost sovereign debt experts and representatives of leading development NGOs. They will address the legal, moral, and economic aspects of sovereign debt and its impact on the poverty of nations and global economic inequality.

The discussion will be led by Professor Emilios Avgouleas, Chair in International Banking Law and Finance, and will include a keynote lecture by Lee Buchheit, world renowned sovereign debt specialistand thought leader, and a panel discussion with Professors Mitu Gulati (Duke University), Ross Buckley(Univ. of New South Wales), and Alys Mumford and Bodo Ellmers representing Jubilee Scotland andEuroDAD respectively. Concluding remarks will come from Mark Lowcock, Permanent Secretary to the Department of International Development.

The seminar will be followed by a wine reception in the Lorimer Room.

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