Finance Debate

  • Event Start: 22nd February 2018, 8:30pm
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This House Regrets Blaming Wall Street For The Global Financial Crisis

Did we really solve the problems that had so dangerously destablised the financial system 10 years ago, or did an easy narrative of blaming bankers distract us from many practises in urgent need of reform?

Speakers in Proposition Include:

  • Kathryn Petralia : COO and Co-Founder of a billion dollar tech company, she appeared on Forbes' 100 Most Powerful Women list

Speakers in Opposition:

  • Steve Eisman : Portrayed by Steve Carell in The Big Short, Eisman made $100m from the 2008 crisis, and is currently an MD at Neuberger Berman
  • Dr Yaga Venugopal Reddy : Governor of the Reserve Bank of India in the run up to the 2008 crash, he was awarded the second highest civilian honour for his work
  • Arni Mathiesen : Finance Minister of Iceland from 2005 to 2009, and currently Assistant Director-General of the Food Organisation of the United Nations

Prior to this debate, the Emergency Debate will be held at 7.45pm on a motion to be decided at this week's Consultative Committee

With many thanks to the following who have generously donated floor prizes for this debate:

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