The Online Summer Academy 2020 - Evening Lectures

There will be three evening lectures and two panel discussions on topics of special relevance to the event’s overall theme. The idea is to bring in high-level experts and well known public speakers to share their views on the issues of pluralism in economics, capitalism, sustainability, international solidarity and development. Each lecture or panel discussion will be supplemented by a subsequent Q & A session. The whole evening program will be made publicly available through live streams and recordings, so that people from all over the world, including those in different time zones, can benefit from it. Some of the invited guest speakers could not yet confirm their participation.

Here you can find a more detailed description of our evening program. All sessions will be recorded and made publicly available on YouTube:

Aug 10: Why Turn Towards Heterodox Economics? (keynote lecture)

Carolina Alves, University of Cambridge

Aug 11: A New International Development Paradigm. Do the Sustainable Development Goals Drive Global Progress? (panel discussion)

Ingrid Kvangraven, University of York

Fred Muhumuza, AFRODAD

Aram Ziai, University of Kassel


Aug 12: From the Imperial Mode of Living towards an Ecologically Sustainable Future (two 30 min. lectures with discussion)

Ulrich Brand, University of Vienna

Ivonne Yanez, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Ecuador


Aug 13: Economics and Morality in Times of Crisis (panel discussion)

Azza Karam, Religions for Peace International

Athena Peralta, World Council of Churches

Silja Graupe, Cusanus-Hochschule, Bernkastel-Kues

Aug 14: What's Next? Transforming the global economic system (lecture)

Adam Tooze (Columbia University)


This project is brought to you by the Network for Pluralist Economics (Netzwerk Plurale Ökonomik e.V.).  It is committed to diversity and independence and is dependent on donations from people like you. Regular or one-off donations would be greatly appreciated.