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Alicia Barcna on “Structural Change for Equality,” September 27


The New School and the Observatory on Latin America (OLA) present on Thursday September 27, Alicia Bárcena, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations’ Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. She will discuss a new initiative that is rethinking economic policy in the face of the global economic crisis. The Economic Commission for Latin America submitted their report to Latin American governments in El Salvador in August 2012.

President David Van Zandt will introduce the lecture. Will Milberg, Professor and Chair of the Department of Economics at The New School for Social Research and Sakiko Fukuda-Parr of the Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs will serve as discussants.

Ms. Bárcena assumed office as the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) on 1 July 2008. She previously served as the Under-Secretary-General for Management at United Nations Headquarters in New York, Chef de Cabinet and Deputy Chef de Cabinet to the former Secretary-General, Mr. Kofi Annan.

Thursday, September 27, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
The Orozco Room, The New School, 66 West 12th Street, 7th floor.
The event is in English, free, and open to the public.
Seating is limited, RSVP as soon as possible to ola@newschool.edu.

For more information, visit the OLA website.

The program is supported by the Julien J Studley Foundation

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