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Conference Program (FINAL)

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Timetable Plan

Special Post-Conference Session

Global crises and their implications for research

Co-ordinated and co-chaired by John Sloboda and Mayumi Adachi

A two-hour session on the final Saturday afternoon, co-ordinated and co-chaired by John Sloboda and Mayumi Adachi, will be looking at the wider social and political context of our research and practice, in the tradition begun at the ICMPC in Evanston and continued in Bologna. This session will focus on the current global economic situation as it is currently being felt most strongly in Greece, and its impact on scholarship and intellectual exchange. This is not part of the academic program of the conference, but all registered conference participants and their non-participant accompanying persons are encouraged to attend and take part in the discussion. The session will be conducted in English.

14:30 Welcome and opening remarks: John Sloboda (UK)
14:35 Presentation. Social contract. Mayumi Adachi (Japan)
14:45 Short film. Why austerity is not working: the case for monetary reform. Bill Still (USA)
14:55 Presentation. The financial crisis for dummies. Richard Parncutt (Austria)
15:05 Presentation. Truth, ideology, and the current crisis. Emilios Cambouropoulos (Greece)
15:15-16:30 Discussion