Public Lecture: The Global Economic Crisis, the IMF and the Middle East. Michel Chossudovsky at the National University of Singapore
By Prof Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research, January 15, 2014
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Date: January 16, 2014 Time: 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Speaker(s): Prof Michel Chossudovsky,
Center for Research on Globalization, Montreal
Venue: MEI Seminar Room
29 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Block B, #06-06 Singapore 119620


Professor Michel Chossudovsky will present a brief analysis of the 2008 Global Economic Crisis and its aftermath. He will also give a background of the evolution of the Global Economy with particular reference to the economic policy solutions proposed by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) both in the developing and developed countries.

The nature of IMF-World Bank reforms applied in selected countries of the Middle East North African region will also be discussed at length. Among the questions to be addressed here are: What are the social consequences of these reforms? How do these reforms imposed on national governments relate to the “Arab Spring” protest movement?

About the Speaker

ChossudovskyMichel Chossudovsky is an award-winning author, Professor of Economics (emeritus) at the University of Ottawa, Founder and Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG), Montreal and Editor of the website.

He has taught as visiting professor in Western Europe, Southeast Asia, the Pacific and Latin America. He has served as economic adviser to governments of developing countries and has acted as a consultant for several international organizations.

He is the author of The Globalization of Poverty and The New World Order (2003), America’s “War on Terrorism” (2005), The Global Economic Crisis, The Great Depression of the 21st Century (2009) (co-editor), Towards a World War III Scenario: The Dangers of Nuclear War (2011). He is also a contributor to the Encyclopaedia Britannica. His writings have been published in more than twenty languages.

List of Chossudovsky’s Global Research online publications at:

Kindly note that the seminar will be held at MEI’s new premises at the following address:
No. 29, Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Tower B, #06-06 Singapore 11962 (Ample parking in 4 floors of Car Park spaces)
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