Message from 2021-01-20

Digital Lecture series on „Money, Power and Social Transformation” at UW/H

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Magdalene Silberberger
Dr. Andrea Binder (Global Public Policy Institute)
PPE Master Degree Programme Co-ordinator Prof. Joachim Zweynert
Prof. Dr. Joachim Zweynert
Dirk Baecker
Dirk Baecker
Vanessa-Maria Redak
Philippa Sigl-Glöckner
Ulrike Roy
Ann Pettifor
Ulrike Herrmann
Guest lecturer Ulrike Hermann
Joscha Wullweber
The lecture series is organised by Prof. Dr. Joscha Wullweber
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Digital Lecture series on „Money, Power and Social Transformation” at UW/H

Topic on January 26: A growing global problem: Illicit financial flows and the growth of developing countries with Jun.-Prof. Dr. Magdalene Silberberger. 

The lecture series will take place every Tuesday from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm and will be delivered in English and in German depending on the speaker. You can join the lecture series via Zoom:

The programme for this lecture is in English:

Tax evasion, corruption and criminal activity: we have all heard about these issues. However, their impact on growth and economic stability often remains unknown. What can be done on an international level to tackle Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs)?

After last week's lecture on offshore finance by Dr Binder, we are proud to welcome Prof Dr Magdalene Silberberger on Tuesday 26 January from 6 to 7:30 pm in a session on Illicit Financial Flows. In the lecture the systemic importance and complexity of IFFs and their harmful effects on economic, social and financial stability will be explored. Silberberger’s empirical analysis shows how IFFs jeopardize sustainable growth especially in developing countries. Furthermore, the question how institutions and international cooperation could fight these problems will be discussed.

Prof Dr Magdalene Silberberger is an active member of the Institute for Social and Institutional Change (ISIC). Since 2015 she has been Junior Professor of development economics at the UW/H. She worked with the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy and at the chair for International Business Relations at the Ruhr-University Bochum as well as at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Geneva. Her research emphasises the economic integration of developing countries and relations between regulation, trade and economic growth. 

About the lecture series

Whether the constitutional brake on debt, cryptocurrencies or the role of central banks in global climate change – there is no shortage of controversial topics that are of importance to our society as a whole. At the same time, it is difficult to assess and interpret this plethora of different challenges. The public digital lecture series “Money, Power and Social Transformation” wants to provide different perspectives on the interaction and relationship between money, power and society. For this purpose, Prof. Dr. Joscha Wullweber, Professor for Political Economy and Global Governance of Witten/Herdecke University (UW/H) has invited renowned experts in the area of economics, politics and research to speak at the lectures.

Speakers are:

  • Ulrike Hermann (economic journalist) - German
  • Ann Pettifor (British economist and activist) - English
  • Ulrike Roy (German Central Bank) - English 
  • Philippa Sigl (Ministry of finances) - English
  • Vanessa Redak (National Bank of Austria) - English
  • Dorothea Schäfer (German Institute for Economic Research (DIW)) - English
  • Prof. Dr. Magdalene Silberberger (Professor for Development Economics) - English
  • Prof. Dr. Dirk Baecker (Chair of Culture Theory and Management) - English
  • Prof. Dr. Birger Priddat (Professor für Economics und Philosophy) - German
  • Prof. Dr. Marcel Tyrell (Chair of Banking and Finance) - German
  • Prof. Dr. Joachim Zweynert (Professor für International Political Economy) - English

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