Join Nation Books author and former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis as he discusses his upcoming book, And the Weak Suffer What They Must?: Europe's Crisis and America's Economic Future at the World Affairs Council of Northern California on Thursday, April 21st.
No country in Europe has been hit harder by the 2008 global economic crisis and subsequent downturn than Greece. After years of polarizing austerity measures and fears of a Greek exit from the Eurozone, the country is slowly emerging from an extended period of economic instability. The Greek recovery, however, is far from over. Yanis Varoufakis served as Greek finance minister from January through July 2015 and opposed the EU’s third and final bailout agreement for Greece. He will discuss how the Greek economy is faring today and how the Eurozone crisis affected the rest of the global economy. What lessons have been learned about the risks and benefits of a shared economic system? How can we protect those most vulnerable to economic shocks from another economic crisis?
As part of the "Engage" series, this event features a post-discussion Q&A, when the audience will have the chance to participate directly with the speakers.
This event will also be live streamed.
|Start:||April 21, 2016 at 6:30 PM|
|End:||April 21, 2016 at 7:45 PM|
|Where:||World Affairs Council Auditorium
312 Sutter Street, Suite 200
San Francisco, CA 94108