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A Special Evening with Professors Paul Krugman & De Grauwe

  • 01 Nov 2019
  • 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Flanders House, 620 8th Ave, 38th Floor, New York


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KU Leuven and the KU Leuven Alumni Chapter USA invite you to a special evening with Professors Paul Krugman and Paul De Grauwe.

During the Evening, Krugman and De Grauwe will discuss today´s most pressing economic challenges, look back on their transatlantic friendship and collaboration, from Leuven over London to New York, and reflect on the lasting applicability of their academic work in a fast-changing world. The evening will be introduced by KU Leuven Vice Rector of International Policy and LERU, Professor Peter Lievens.

The Special Evening will honor Nobel Prize Winning economist Prof. Paul Krugman, the 1991 Gaston Eyskens Lecturer at KU Leuven, and Prof. Paul De Grauwe, Professor emeritus of International Economics at the KU Leuven, and Krugman’s one-time host in Leuven, and aims to strengthen the longstanding academic and friendship ties between these academics and the KU Leuven.

The evening will take place on Friday, November 1, from 5PM to 8PM, at Flanders House, The New York Times Building, 38th floor, 620 Eight Avenue, New York. Participation costs $20 for current KU Leuven Alumni members, and $50 for non-members.

The evening will start with a welcome drink at 5PM, continue with introductory remarks by Vice Rector Lievens, and then move with a fireside chat between Krugman & De Grauwe, moderated by Alumni board member Peter Vanham. The event will conclude after a Q&A with both honorees at 8PM. Seats are limited, so confirm your participation today!

5:00pm :

Welcome reception

6:00pm : Welcome word by Prof. Peter Lievens, Vice-Rector of International Policy and Leading European Research Universities

6:10pm :

Fireside chat with 

Prof. Paul De Grauwe, John Paulson Chair in European Political Economy at the European Institute, London School of Economics 

Prof. Paul Krugman, Distinguished Professor of Economics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

7:30pm:  End

Registration info.

Registration is still possible, but only 5 seats left.

This event is for Members and Friends of the KU Leuven.

Non-members who want to attend and become Member are encouraged to become Member first ($50). After approval, a discount code will be sent to receive a free one time registration. Every member can bring one guest, at a fee of $50.

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