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2011 Colloqium Series

The Global Economy Post-2008: Finance Risk and Responsibility

As private investors, central banks, and sovereign governments struggle to adapt to a new chapter in political and economic history, one common theme seems to stand out to economic actors of every kind — uncertainty.  The assumptions and strategies that held sway in the recent past are encountering heightened complications in the post-2008 economy, but upon what ideological framework will the next orthodoxies be based?  What new institutional constellations will emerge to manage the political and economic rebalancing that is occurring within and among states? 

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Global Lunches

The Orfalea Center hosts a series of free one-hour lunchtime lectures for the general public on topic of global and transnational interest. The format consists of concise half-hour talks by speakers from the worlds of international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), diplomacy, journalism, and academia from across the UCSB campus and beyond, highlighting perspectives on a variety of global issues. A question & answer period follows each talk. 

The lectures are held in the seminar room of the Orfalea Center, located in the detached wings of offices at the Ocean Road entrance to Robertson Gym. (map)

Topics and dates will be announced on the Orfalea Center News web page; in Passport, the Global Studies events e-newsletter; and on flyers around campus.

For inquiries, please contact Victor Faessel, program director of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies. He may be reached by phone at 805-893-4690, or by email at:



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