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Rethinking Economics for Africa Festival 2019

Location Johannesburg, South Africa

In September 2019, the second Rethinking Economics for Africa Festival will take place at Wits University in Johannesburg with conversations on how to rethink economic theory, policy and activism. This follows the highly successful inaugural festival.

The one-day festival will play host to a diverse range of local and international speakers, including studentactivists, prominent academics and civil society organisations working to transform the economics discipline and the economy more broadly. Expect discussions, films, plays, and other interactive forms of engagement.

The five thematic streams of the festival are:
• Decolonising Economics
• Environmental Economics and the Climate Crisis
• Economics and Human Rights
• Heterodoxy and Pluralism in Economics
• Class, Power and Economics

In addition the festival will be an opportunity to exchange ideas on how to build a movement for rethinking economics, in our universities and society more broadly.

The primary event sponsor is the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung South Africa Office. Generous contributions are also made by INET’s Young Scholars Initiative, The Institute for African Alternaives, Powerfest and the DST/NRF South African Research Chair in Industrial Development (SARChI).

To sign up today, click on Register Your Interest below.

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