Saturday, 12 January 2013

Upcoming events 16th Jan, 21st Jan, 23rd Jan, 30th Jan. NOTE the change of time and venue: CYPRUS DEBT HAIRCUT EVENT (30th Jan) NOW at 11:00 Auditorium D,


Upcoming events 16th Jan, 21st Jan, 23rd Jan, 30th Jan. NOTE the change of time and venue: CYPRUS DEBT HAIRCUT EVENT (30th Jan) NOW at 11:00 Auditorium D,

Dear all,
I hope you are well. We are very excited in the Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance, of the European University Cyprus can announce a whole host of events to take place from now until the end of January, for which our department is actively involved. 


1)      The Annual Kapuscinski development lectures by CyIndep (Cyprus Island-wide NGO Development Platform)  will be by NICK MOON on: “Reducing poverty in Africa through business” on the  16th of January (Wednesday) 18:30 at the Home for Cooperation (Ledra Palace)

Nick Moon, award-winning supporter of African entrepreneurship will speak about market based approaches to poverty reduction, food security, economic empowerment and climate change. I was the speaker in this event last year with the minister for Development cooperation of Holland and Ms Youli Taki. Although not actively involved, I find the topic brave and challenging our perceptions: i love it! 

2)      Presentation of Book: "Development Theory and development in practice: A Dialogue". By Stefano Moncada (UOM) and Alexander Apostolides (EUC) 21st January Room 203, European University Cyprus, 18:00 

This book was supported by the NGO support centre, Cyprus, under the auspices of the EuropeAid project “Knowledge Makes Change” which aimed to develop capacity and raise awareness in Cyprus about the Millennium Development Goals. The project and its effective management by the NGO support centre has changed communication between academia and NGOs in Cyprus for the better, and placed development cooperation as an issue in the public arena of Cyprus for the first time.  

The book is a handbook for NGOs and others interested in development to show how economic theory and development assistance interact in practise. It argues that economic theory without the input of development practitioners can lead to wayward development policies. The best breakthroughs in the progress of development theory arose through understanding of what the development practitioners were facing on the ground, and we hope the book will begin greater dialogue between NGOs in development and development theorists in academic institutions.


3)      Presentation of policy papers: "The Millennium Development Goals and the role of CyprusAid". 23rd January, Wednesday, 9:00 The Classic Hotel 

Several Policy proposals will be presented. The discussion will be opened by Ms. Nadia Karayianni, member of the NGO SC Board of Directors and member of CYINDEP, Cyprus Island-wide NGO Development Platform, Board. including the policy paper by Alexander Apostolides and Costas Apostolides on how "“How Can Co-Sponsorship Provide aid Effectiveness and Foster Awareness in Cyprus?”. 

4)      “The Eurozone debt crisis: the options now, with special reference to Cyprus”. Wednesday the 30th of January at 11:00-13:00 at the European University Cyprus, Auditorium D.
The Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics of the European University Cyprus would like to invite you to the workshop of the very current issue of a possible haircut of existing national debt. The workshop will  will last about an hour followed by a question and answer session.

The speakers will be:
Dr. Mitu Gulati, Professor of Law , Duke University. Dr. Gulati was instrumental in suggesting the feasibility of a reduction of Greek debt through swaps, suggesting that collective action clauses allowed enough negotiation room for debtors to come to a deal with their creditors. His Joint paper with Lee C. Buchheit in 2010 proposed a way for Greece to force investors who wanted to reject a deal to nevertheless suffer the same loss as those who agreed.

Lee C. Buchheit, Partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and Visiting Professorial Fellow in the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at the University of London. He was an instrumental part of the team of lawyers who managed the new deals between investors and the Greek state and has been vital in providing leverage for indebted countries to compel holdout creditors into deals favorable for the debtor.

Fiona Mullen, Director of Sapienta Economics. Fiona Mullen and Sapienta Economics has been providing detailed reports on the economy of Cyprus for the past decade, and has extensively written about the existing Cypriot debt and the possible repercussions of its renegotiation



Best,
Alexander Apostolides 



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