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  • Events | 18 May, 2009 (14:52)

    Book Talk: The Anti-Globalization Breakfast Club

    In the wake of the global economic meltdown, as the world cries out for a new economic model, Laurence Brahm’s new book proposes exactly that – a blueprint that requires re-engineering our basic assumptions about market economics and overhauling the models we have taken for granted. Join us as Brahm discusses The Anti-Globalization Breakfast Club: Manifesto for a Peaceful Revolution – his book which brings together the collective views of many of the world’s leading thinkers, representing a fascinating insight into a growing movement that is slowly but surely affecting the way the world does business.

    DATE: Friday May 22nd
    TIME: 4.30pm
    VENUE: Ground floor function room at The Saddle Cantina.
    ENTRANCE: free to FCCC members, 50 rmb on the door to non-members
    RSVP to fcccadmin@gmail.com

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER
    Laurence Brahm is a global activist, international crisis mediator, political economist and author. A lawyer and economist by profession, he was an advisor to the central banks of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, guiding them on financial reforms in their transition from socialism, and to Mongolia on enterprise restructuring. Brahm advised China’s leadership on state-owned enterprise reforms throughout the 1990s. Brahm has also served as interlocutor and bridge between Beijing and Dalai Lama in their negotiations, and worked with Nepal’s Maoists during their transition from guerilla fighters to a legitimate political party in a democratic system. Author of more than 20 books on the Asian region, Brahm is also a columnist and commentator for South China Morning Post and for ReviewAsia magazine. He divides his time between Lhasa and Beijing.