International Workshop

The Making of the Washington Consensus in the Middle East and North Africa. Negotiating international assets, debts and power (1979-91). Organized by: Massimiliano Trentin, Duccio Basosi, Mauro Campus. Working Languages: English and French.

  • Date:

    10 OCTOBER
    11 OCTOBER 2018
     from 15:00 to 17:00
  • Event location: Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Bologna, Sala Romei, Via dei Bersaglieri, 6c, 40125, Bologna.

Global Restructuring

Wednesday 10th October, 2018
Opening Welcome: 15:00-15:30
Filippo Andreatta, Director of the Department of Political and Social Sciences
Massimiliano Trentin, Duccio Basosi, Mauro Campus, Research-Project Units Leaders

First Session: Debating the economics and politics of foreign debt in the Middle East and
North Africa, 15:30-17:00
Discussant: Arrigo Pallotti, University of Bologna
• Alessandro Romagnoli, University of Bologna: The emergence of the debt crises in nineteen
seventies MENA economies: from a provisional trouble to a development model crash.
• Massimiliano Trentin, University of Bologna: Debating and framing the “Debt problems of
developing countries” at the UNCTAD (1976-1991).

Keynote Speech, 17:00-18:30
Samir Aita, Cercle des economistes arabes: Foreign debts, reforms and the change of the social
pact in the Arab World.

Thursday 11th October, 2018
Second Session: Case-Studies from Western-linked States, 9.30-11.00
Discussant: Mauro Campus, University of Florence
• Adel A. Beshai, American University in Cairo: Egypt: A case study of a heavily indebted
country in the 1980's which emerged a solvent one. How and Why?
• Erhan Dogan, Marmara University, Istanbul: From Import substitution to Export promotion:
economic policies that governments developed to overcome the acute economic crises of
Turkey since 1960s.

Third Session: Case-Studies from the Non-Aligned Movement in the Mediterranean, 11:30-
Discussant: Duccio Basosi, Ca’ Foscari University Venice
• Manon-Nour Tannous, Université de Reims: La dette syrienne ou le pouvoir du débiteur.
• Francesco Privitera, University of Bologna: Foreign debt as catalyist for crisis in

Fourth Session: Exploring Algeria, 14:30-16:00
Discussant: Corrado Tornimbeni, University of Bologna
• Siham Chérif, Université d’Algiers 2: L’endettement algérienne et la crise des années 90.
• Francesco Saverio Leopardi, University of Bologna: Algeria and the Washington
Consensus: survey of a shifting relation.

Final Remarks, 16:00-17:00
Massimiliano Trentin, Duccio Basosi, Mauro Campus

How to reach us

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