Sir Arthur Lewis Memorial Conference

Event Date(s): 25/09/2008 - 27/09/2008

Location: Learning Resource Centre

The Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of the West Indies (St Augustine Campus), in collaboration with the Department of Economics and the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social & Economic Studies, is issuing a call for papers for The Sir Arthur Lewis Memorial Conference on the theme:

Development Challenges in the 21st Century

The conference will be held in Trinidad & Tobago over the period September 25-27, 2008.

Economies in the Caribbean and all over the world are grappling with the consequences of globalization and the accompanying changes in the rules of international trade, including loss of preferential markets and erosion of preferences due to tariff reduction. This has resulted in increasing competition for traditional products from these economies, a situation compounded by rising energy costs and accompanying negative social ills like unemployment, rising criminality, overburdened health and educational facilities and the like. To compound these problems, many of these economies are facing a serious threat from climate change and the accompanying rising sea levels and increase in number and ferocity of hurricanes. What are realistic development options, given the policy space now available to these economies? It is to answer questions like these that the Sir Arthur Lewis Memorial Conference is being hosted on the theme indicated.  Participation is open to scholars, policy makers, graduate students, professionals and all persons interested in the burning issues associated with this theme.

Visit the conference website: http://sta.uwi.edu/nlc 

Open to: | General Public |