Understanding the War Economy
Special Educational Forum - Free and Open to the Public
Wednesday, February 24, 7:00 p.m.Paff Auditorium, URI Providence Campus
80 Washington St, Providence RI
Featuring PROFESSOR RICHARD McINTYRE, Department of Economics, University of Rhode Island
Nearly nine years since the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, the costs of the wars and occupations in the Middle East continue to skyrocket ¬before even counting the explosion of the entire “national security” budget. As Washington commits to bailing out the financial sector, can it also meet the needs of working people battered by the recession? How is the current system sustained? Can it last? And is there an alternative?
DR. RICHARD McINTYRE is Professor of Economics and Director of the Honors Program at the University of Rhode Island. He has lectured at the University of Le Havre, Euromed Marseille École de Management, Novgorod State University, the Université de Lyon II, and École Normale Superieure de Cachan, where he was a visiting researcher in 2002, as well as at many universities and colleges in the US. Professor McIntyre’s book Are Worker Rights Human Rights? was published in 2008 by the University of Michigan Press. He also edits the New Political Economy book series for Routledge Press. Professor McIntyre received the URI Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence in 1997.
Sponsored by the RI Mobilization Committee to Stop War and Occupation.