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media_stiglitzInvitation to a public lecture by Prof. Joseph Stiglitz. Hosted by the Economic Development Department in partnership with the Mail & Guardian

World renowned economist and Nobel Laureate Prof. Joseph Stiglitz is visiting South Africa briefly during the week of 17 January 2011 and hosted for part of his stay by the Minister of Economic Development, Minister Ebrahim Patel. Prof. Stiglitz will participate in a meeting of the Economic Advisory Panel during his visit.

Prof Stiglitz has also agreed to give a public lecture to be held on Monday, 17 January 2011, to be chaired by Professor Richard Levin, Director-General, EDD. I would like to invite you to attend.

The details are as follows:

  • Date: Monday, 17 January 2011
  • Time:11h00
  • Venue:Reserve Bank Conference Centre, Pretoria
  • Topic:The challenges of climate change, the economic development opportunities for South Africa and the region and the need for national and international action.

Prof. Stiglitz will speak for 30 – 45 minutes and a panel of discussants from business, labour and academia will respond.

UPDATE:For those who missed the Joseph Stiglitz lecture at the Reserve Bank on Monday morning, you can find an article as well as the video of the entire lecture at the following links: Mail & Guardian Online
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