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School of Government Peking University  
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Lecture Series on European Politics, Economy and Society II

Topic:The European Crisis: Critical Political Economic Perspectives
Speaker:Dr. Julien Mercille(University College Dublin)
Time: October 11th, 2013(Friday) 15:10
Place:Room515, Leo KoGuan Building (School of Government)

Speaker:

Dr. Julien Mercille received his Ph.D from UCLA (Los Angeles, USA) in geography. He previously received an MA from the University of Kentucky (USA) in geography and a BA from McGill University (Montreal, Canada) in International Development Studies and Political Science. He joined UCS in September 2007. His research focuses on the ongoing economic and financial crisis, and in particular on the media coverage of it. He also has a longstanding interest in US foreign policy and political affairs. He has published extensively on those subjects in peer-reviewed journals as well as in the media and appears on television and radio regularly as an expert on those subjects. His latest book is Cruel Harvest: US Intervention in the Afghan Drug Trade (London: Pluto Press).

Introduction:

The lecture is overview of the origins and nature of the European economic crisis. Links with the US economic crisis will be made and the crises will be put in historical context. The significance of the shift toward neoliberalism in the past few decades in the West will be highlighted.