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Professor Joseph Stiglitz to debate financial crisis

12 Jun 2009

All welcome at this free event on 15 June

Joseph Stiglitz

Nobel Laureate and former World Bank Chief Economist Professor Joseph E Stiglitz is to debate the global financial crisis with Ravi Kanbur, Cornell University Professor of World Affairs, on 15 June. The debate will take place in the Cordingley Lecture Theatre, Humanities Bridgeford Street, from 5pm to 7.30pm.

The event will launch a two week summer school organised by the University's Brooks World Poverty Institute which is chaired by Professor Stiglitz.

All events take place at The University of Manchester, are free to attend and open to all.

Other highlights include a discussion with a panel of experts including - Professor Mohan Munasinghe - on "Climate Change and Climate Justice" on 16 June.

Professor Munasinghe is Director General of the University's Sustainable Consumption Institute.

He is one of the world's leading economists, a co-laureate of the 2007 Nobel Prize for Peace and Vice Chair of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

And on 22 June there will be a public panel discussion between Professor Stiglitz and fellow Nobel prize winner Professor John Sulston on intellectual property.

Professor Sulston is Chair of the University’s Institute for Science, Ethics and Innovation. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2002.

All lectures will take place in the Cordingley Lecture Theatre, Bridgeford Street Building, building no. 35 on:

As places are limited and expected attendance is high, prompt arrival is highly recommended.

You can find full details of all the above events at: