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Roundtable Discussion on “The European Crisis: The Spanish Perspective"

On Thursday, March 6 at 6 p.m., Le Moyne College will host a roundtable discussion on “The European Crisis: The Spanish Perspective," which will examine the current situation in Spain in the context of the European Union and the American crisis. The roundtable is free and open to the public and will take place in Grewen Auditorium on the Le Moyne campus. The moderator will be Jim Joseph, incoming dean of the Madden School of Business.

Spain is one of the European countries most affected by the economic crisis, a crisis not unlike that experienced in the U.S. recently. The analysis will be held from three different perspectives: the political situation, the financial one and the role of the media during this difficult time for the country.

Members of the discussion will be:

Pablo Beramendi, Ph.D., an associate professor of political science at Duke University. His interests include the political economy of redistribution and inequality, comparative federalism and decentralization and the determinants of political integration, with a special focus on advanced industrial societies and European politics. Dr. Beramendi is the author of the book The Political Geography of Inequality (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics) and the co-editor of Democracy, Inequality and Representation. Prior to coming to Duke, Dr. Beramendi was at Oxford University, the Maxwell School of Syracuse University and the Science Center in Berlin.

José Manuel Calvo is assistant director of "El País," the most important newspaper in Spain. He began his professional career on the Cadena Ser radio station, one of the most popular in the country. He was a radio station correspondent in Brussels in 1986 and when he returned to Spain in 1991, he became the main editor of international news. He was the station’s correspondent in Washington, D.C. from 1991 to 1997. In 1997 he began to work for "El País" as international editor, returning to Washington from 2003 to 2007 as a newspaper correspondent.

Fernando Diz, Ph.D. is the M.J. Whitman Professor of Finance at the M.J. Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. He is also the managing director of The Orange Value Fund, LLC and the director of the Ballentine Investment Institute, both at Syracuse University. With renowned investor Martin J. Whitman, he created a seminar on “Distress Investing” in 2002 and they co-wrote “Distress Investing: Principles and Technique,” in the midst of the financial crisis. He just completed work on Modern Security Analysis: Understanding Wall Street Fundamentals, a new book co-authored with Martin Whitman and published in May 2013 by Wiley Finance. Dr. Diz got his Masters of Science and Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1986 and 1989, respectively.

This round table is sponsored by the Madden School of Business, the Office of the Provost, the Foreign Languages Department, the Department of Political Science, the Department of Communications and the Spanish Club.
posted on: 2/23/2014