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New Deals in Europe and America

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LBJ School of Public Affairs

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The New Deal has become a leading symbol of our own age. This conference will explore the elements of a "Green New Deal" in Europe and America and of the "European New Deal" project of the Democracy in Europe Movement, in light of the history of the original New Deal of Franklin Roosevelt's United States. Over two days experts along with political leaders and activists will discuss the energy transformation necessary to meet the climate crisis and the associated social, labor, financial and economic policies. The conference will be held in the Bass Lecture Hall at the LBJ School of Public Affairs and is free and open to the public.

This is the fifth in a biennial series of Texas conferences on European issues, which have in past years explored the crisis of the Eurozone, the Greek crisis and the relationship of the South American Summer to European problems. It will engage senior American experts as well, including Michael Lind and James Galbraith of the University of Texas at Austin and Damon Silvers, Policy Director of the AFL-CIO.

Keynotes will be given by Peter Bofinger and Kathryn Flynn.

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MONDAY, November 11, 2019

8:00 8:30 AM - CHECK-IN and CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:30 – 9:00 AM - INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME

James K. Galbraith, Lloyd M. Bentsen, Jr. Chair in Government/Business Relations, LBJ School of Public
Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin
Douglas Biow, Superior Oil Company-Linward Shivers Centennial Professor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies and Director of the Center for European Studies, The University of Texas at Austin
Video Greeting: Yanis Varoufakis, Member of Parliament and leader of the Democracy in Europe Movement, Greece


9:00 – 10:30 AM - SESSION 1: The New Deal in the United States

Chair: Will Inboden, LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin

Thomas Ferguson, Director of Research, Institute for New Economic Thinking

Marshall Auerback, Research Director, RIWI

Maria Paola Del Rossi, University of Teramo, Italy

Michael Lind, LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin

Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Kozminski University, Warsaw, Poland


10:45 AM – 12:15 PM - SESSION 2: Macro and Monetary Economics of a New Deal

Chair: Raj Patel, LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin

Stephen Cohen, University of California at Berkeley (emeritus)

Yeva Nersisyan, Franklin and Marshall College

David Adler, DieM25 and EUI's School of Transnational Governance, Florence, Italy

Robert Pollin, Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Rui Tavares, Founder of Livre, former head of the Ulysses Project, Portugal


12:15 – 1:45 PM - LUNCH in LBJ School Lobby

Luncheon Keynote: What are the Constraints for a Green New Deal?

Peter Bofinger, University of Wuerzburg, Germany


2:00 – 3:30 PM - SESSION 3: Climate and Energy

Chair: Michael Marder, Department of Physics, The University of Texas at Austin

Thomas Fricke, New Paradigm Initiative

Sandra Benčić, Coordinator, "Možemo!" (Green-left party), Croatia

Amanda Masino, Department of Biology, Huston-Tillotson University

Jing Chen, University of Northern British Columbia

June Sekera, Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies, New School for Social Research


3:30 – 5:00 PM - SESSION 4: Labor, Social Movements and the Politics of a New Deal

Chair: Peniel Joseph, LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin

Damon A. Silvers, Policy Director and Special Counsel, AFL-CIO

Harold Meyerson, Editor at Large, The American Prospect

Sebastian Dullien, Hans-Boeckler Stiftung, Germany

Chien-Yi Lu, Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan

John Judis, Author, "The Nationalist Revival" and Editor-at-Large, Talking Points Memo


TUESDAY, November 12, 2019

8:00 - 8:50 AM - CHECK-IN and CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:50 - 9:00 AM - Remarks from Hon. Katrin Jakobsdottir, Prime Minister of Iceland (video introduced by Halla Gunnarsdottir, special representative of the PM)


9:00 – 10:30 AM - SESSION 5: The Role and Control of Finance

Chair: Rebecca McInroy, KUT Austin

Ken-Hou Lin, Department of Sociology, The University of Texas at Austin

Valur Ingimundarson, Professor, University of Iceland and Chair of the Board, EDDA – Center of Excellence

Jerome Roos, London School of Economics

Nicholas Shaxson, Author and Journalist, United Kingdom

Mikhaël Ayache, Economic Counselor, New York office of the Tresor, France


10:45 AM – 12:15 PM - SESSION 6: Wrap up and Steps Towards the Next New Deal

Chair: James K. Galbraith, LBJ School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin

Peter Bofinger, University of Wuerzburg, Germany

Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Kozminski University, Warsaw, Poland

Damon A. Silvers, Policy Director and Special Counsel, AFL-CIO

Sandra Benčić, Coordinator, "Možemo!" (Green-left party), Croatia

Rui Tavares, Founder of Livre, former head of the Ulysses Project, Portugal


12:15 - 1:45 PM - LUNCH in LBJ School Lobby

Luncheon Keynote: Women and the Spirit of the New Deal

Kathryn Flynn, National New Deal Preservation Association

1:45 - 2:00 PM - CLOSING REMARKS

2:00 PM - ADJOURN



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While this program is FREE, registration does allow the planner to anticipate space and materials needs. Therefore we ask that you register for each section of the program you plan to attend.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is limited metered street parking on Red River. We recommend that attendees utilize one of the self-pay parking garages on campus (specifically Manor or San Jacinto). For more information on parking at UT for this event please visit UT's Parking website: UT Parking information

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You may contact the program organizer with any questions about the conference: Lovdy Grossman (512-471-0820).


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