Past Event

Fifth Annual Kotak Family Distinguished Lecture Series: Back to the Future: Is Socialism Striking Again?

September 24, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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International Affairs Building, 420 W. 118 St., New York, NY 10027 Room 1501

Join us for the Fifth Annual Kotak Family Distinguished Lecture Series, presided by Professor Jagdish Bhagwati. For this installment of the lecture series, Professor Bhagwati has assembled a renowned team of scholars to discuss iterations of socialism in different countries.

Reception, 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.
Lecture & Panel, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Panelists include

Jan Svejnar, “Socialism: the Eastern European Experience”

Arvind Panagariya, “Why Socialism Failed in India”

Lee Branstetter, “China: Socialism and Capitalism”

Former Ambassador Juan Gabriel Valdés, “Socialism’s appeal in Latin America”


For more information, or for questions about the event, please email [email protected]

Cosponsored by Columbia SIPA | Deepak and Neera Raj Center for Indian Economic Policies; Columbia SIPA | Center on Global Economic Governance; Columbia Business School's Jerome A. Chazen Institute for Global Business and the India Business Initiative


Read a report of the event here.

Contact Information

Center on Global Economic Governance