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Crash Course on Big Tech, techno-feudalism and democracy

In this third Crash Course series we turn to one of the biggest winners of the Covid-19 Pandemic: Big Tech. These increasingly powerful and financialized firms routinely represent themselves as ‘innovators‘ and ‘problem solvers‘ and self-proclaimed forces for good by connecting ‘users’ worldwide. But are the solutions provided by Big Tech as good as they contend? What does the rise of Big Tech entail for the sovereignty of countries in the Global South? How can we organize democratic control as capitalism moves into an unknown socio-technological phase? And how might we embrace technology as a force for good?

Speakers in this course:
Kean Birch (York University), Cecilia Rikap (CONICET, Univ de Paris & COSTECH Univ Tech Compiègne), Farwa Sial (Eurodad), Nandini Chami (IT for Change), Francesca Bria (Italian National Innovation Fund)
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Crash Course on Debt crisis in the global south, and radical solutions

In this series, we discuss the field of debt crises in the ‘developing world’, and the different aspects that determine the subordinate economic and financial position of the Global South and why this matters. Has anything changed since the 1980s debt crises when a global movement called for a debt jubilee? What are the prospects for change? And how can these kinds of debt crises be prevented in future?

Speakers in this course:
Andrew M. Fischer (ISS), Ingrid Harvold Kvangraven (University of York), Ewa Karwowski (University of Hertfordshire), Dominic Brown (Alternative Information & Development Centre (AIDC)), Daniel Munevar (Eurodad), María José Romero (Eurodad)
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Crash Course on Monetary policy, central banks and ideology

Our new Crash Course on monetary policy, central banks and ideology is a platform designed to open up debate on how we can move out of the current crisis and make the necessary steps towards achieving social, economic and ecological justice. Crash Course is inviting global experts on monetary policy to break down complex issues in lay terms and make them accessible to all so that we can understand how to shape our global monetary policy for a fairer future.

Speakers in this course:
Jens van’t Klooster (KU Leuven), Benjamin Braun (Max Planck Institute), Pablo Bortz (Universidad de San Martín), Daniela Gabor (UWE Bristol)