On 22 November 2012 academics from Portugal, Italy, Greece, Spain gathered at the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities to discuss the economic, political and humanitarian crisis austerity has created in South Europe. But PIGS can fly. The widespread protests of 2011 have started again in Spain, Portugal and Italy while in Greece the new austerity has brought the government close to collapse. Is austerity or resistance the future of Europe?
Costas Douzinas (Birkbeck)
Andrea Fumagalli (UNI PV)
Maria Margaronis (journalist for The Nation & The Guardian)
Juan Carlos Monedero (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Boaventura de Sousa Santos (Coimbra University, Birkbeck Leverhulme Fellow)
Luis Trindade - Chair (Birkbeck)