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Systemic Change for Global Economic Justice

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
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Speakers

Reader in the Political Economy of Development, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge
Executive Director, EIF Executive Secretariat, WTO - World Trade Organization, Geneva
Jean Monnet Chair ad Personam on The European Union and Global Governance; Professor and Director, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies and Institute for International Law, University of Leuven
Chair, High-level Group on Sustainable Energy for All, United Nations Organization, New York
Business Journalist, Broadcaster, and Economic Commentator, London Chair

Dr. Ha-Joon CHANG

Reader in the Political Economy of Development, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge

 Ha-Joon Chang, is one of the leading industrial policy experts and institutional economists specialising in development economics. Currently a Reader in the Political Economy of Development at the University of Cambridge. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank and the European Investment Bank as well as to Oxfam and various United Nations agencies.
 Ha-Joon Chang is the author of several influential policy books, including "Kicking Away the Ladder Development Strategy in Historical Perspective" (which won the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy's 2003 Gunnar Myrdal Prize), "Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism" in 2008. Chang's latest book published in 2010 is "23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism".
 Ha-Joon Chang has examined a large body of historical material to reach some very interesting and important conclusions about institutions and economic development. Not only is the historical picture reexamined, but Chang uses this to argue the need for a rethinking on the policies and institutions desired in today's developing nations.
 After graduating from Seoul National University Department of Economics, he trained at the University of Cambridge.

Dorothy Ng'ambi TEMBO

Executive Director, EIF Executive Secretariat, WTO - World Trade Organization, Geneva

 Ms. Dorothy Tembo is currently serving as the Executive Director of the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) Executive Secretariat in Geneva. Prior to joining the EIF Executive Secretariat, Ms. Tembo was Chief Trade Negotiator and Director, Foreign Trade, in the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Zambia, from 2004 to 2008. From 2003 to 2004, Ms. Tembo worked as a Trade and Investment Advisor on the USAID Zambia Trade and Investment Enhancement Project (ZAMTIE) project in Lusaka, providing support to the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry and the private sector. During 2000 and 2003, Ms. Tembo served as Deputy Team Leader on the USAID RAPID project in Botswana, assisting 14 SADC countries in the implementation of the SADC Trade Protocol, after having served in various positions in the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry and Zambia's National Commission for Development Planning. Ms. Tembo has experience in trade and development issues relating not only to her native Eastern and Southern African region but to all the regions that are covered by the EIF. Ms. Tembo graduated from the University of Zambia with a major in Economics and a minor in African Development Studies.

Dr. Jan WOUTERS

Jean Monnet Chair ad Personam on The European Union and Global Governance; Professor and Director, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies and Institute for International Law, University of Leuven

1984-1991 Study of Law and Philosophy, Antwerp; LL.M. Yale University, Visiting Researcher, Harvard Law School
1996 PhD, University of Leuven
  Full Professor, International Law and International Organizations
  Director, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies/Institute for International Law, University of Leuven
  Visiting Professor, College of Europe, Bruges; Sciences Po, Paris
  Editor, International Encyclopedia of Intergovernmental Organizations
  Deputy Director, Revue Belge de Droit International
since 1998 Jean Monnet Chair ad Personam on the European Union and Global Governance

Dr. phil. Kandeh K. YUMKELLA

Chair, High-level Group on Sustainable Energy for All, United Nations Organization, New York

1982-1986 Marketing Officer, Sierra Leone Produce Marketing Board (leave of absence for M.Sc. degree 1983-1986)
1987-1989 Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Illinois
1989-1991 Assistant to the Dean, College of Agriculture, University of Illinois
1991-1996 Assistant Professor and Lecturer, Michigan State University, (leave of absence 1994-1995)
1994-1995 Minister for Trade, Industry and State Enterprises, Republic of Sierra Leone
1996 Special Adviser to the Director-General of UNIDO
1996-2000 Director, Africa and LDCs Regional Bureau, UNIDO
2000-2003 UNIDO Representative and Director, Regional Industrial Development Centre, Nigeria
2003-2005 Special Adviser to the Director-General, UNIDO
since 2005 Director-General of UNIDO; re-elected December 2009

Rodney Templeton SMITH

Business Journalist, Broadcaster, and Economic Commentator, London

 Rodney Smith is a business journalist, broadcaster, and economic commentator. He is also an analyst and advises on the corporate and mining industries. He has reported for and presented leading BBC news and current affairs programmes, writes regularly, has moderated conference panels for the World Economic Forum; the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation and others.
 For many years he conducted an annual seminar for American undergraduate students on the politics and economics of the European Union. He has also anchored programmes for CNN and Reuters, was foreign business editor at ABC News in the 1980s, and business news anchor on Good Morning America, and World News Tonight with Peter Jennings.
 Rodney Smith has been an investment banker and stockbroker, He joined the Financial Times after an early career as a management trainee in banking and mining engineer. He has also advised on public relations matters and serves pro bono on several committees and charities.

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