March 26, 2006

Stiglitz Speaks on Iraq War

Posted in cu official shenanigans, people and interviews at 10:36 pm by cuenv-main

Sometimes, I just love being here:

Joseph E. Stiglitz will speak next Monday 4/3 on “The True Costs of the Iraq War.” The lecture is at 8 PM in the Davis Auditorium in the Schapiro CEPSR Building. Details:

In a study released last January economist Joseph E. Stiglitz and Harvard lecturer Linda Bilmes concluded that the total costs of the Iraq war could cost as much as $2 trillion. The study “The Economic Costs of the Iraq War” was widely publicized and covered by media around the world.

Joseph E. Stiglitz is University Professor at Columbia University in New York and Chair of Columbia University’s Committee on Global Thought. In 2001, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in economics for his analysis of markets with asymmetric information. Stiglitz was a member of the Council of Economic Advisers from 1993-95, during the Clinton administration, and served as CEA chairman from 1995-97. He then became Chief Economist and Senior Vice-President of the World Bank from 1997-2000.

Stiglitz’s book, Globalization and Its Discontents, was translated into 35 languages and has sold more than one million copies worldwide. His forthcoming book Making Globalization Work will be published by WW Norton in September 2006.


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