Workshop on Overcoming Insecurity in a Globalizing World

Friday, May 21, 2004 - 09:00
Konferanslar, Seminerler, Atölye Çalışmaları
Bogazici University
Dr. Guy Standing, Prof. Enzo Mingione, Prof. Bea Cantillon, Prof. Maria Ozanira da Silva e Silva, Dr. Dirk Haarmann, Prof. Myron Frankman, Prof. Daniel Raventos, Ayşe Buğra

Friday May 21, 2004

Venue: Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Rektörlük Salonu, Güney Kampüs

9:00-9:30          Registration

9:30-9:45          Welcoming Speeches

9:45-10:45        Keynote Speech

-Dr. Guy Standing, Director of Socio-Economic Security, ILO and co-chairman of BIEN (Basic Income European Network)

"Basic Income: Overcoming Insecurity in a Globalising World".


10-45- 11:00      Coffee Break

11:00- 12:30      Basic Income experiences from Europe

-Prof. Enzo Mingione, Faculty of Sociology, University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy

"The brief experience of RMI in Italy: learning from failure"

-Prof. Bea Cantillon, Director of Centre for Social Policy Analysis, University of Antwerp, Belgium

"The puzzle of egalitarianism: About the relationships between employment, wage inequality, social expenditures and poverty"


12:30-14:15       Lunch

14:15-15:45       Basic Income experiences from South Africa and Brazil

-Prof. Maria Ozanira da Silva e Silva, Public Policy Graduate Program, Universidade Federal do Maranhão, Brazil

"From a minimum income to a citizenship income: the development of the income transfer programs in Brazil"

-Dr. Dirk Haarmann, Project Director of Desk for Social Development, Evangelical Lutheran Church in the Republic of Namibia (ELCRN)

“Welfare handout or economic necessity? The Basic Income Grant debate in Namibia and South Africa”


15:45-16:00            Coffee Break

16:00-17:15            The Canadian experience

-Prof. Myron Frankman, Economics and International Development Studies, McGill University, Canada

"Establishing & Sustaining Universal Programs in Canada: Winning Hearts and Minds."


18:30                Cocktail at Kennedy Lodge, Boğaziçi Üniversitesi  Güney Kampüs

Saturday May 22, 2004

Venue: Boğaziçi Üniversitesi Rektörlük Salonu, Güney Kampüs

10:00-10.30       The European experience continued

-Prof. Daniel Raventos, Department of Sociological Theory, Philosophy of Law and Methodology of Social Sciences, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

"Progressive Acceptance of Basic Income in the Kingdom of Spain and Republican Justification of this Proposal"

10:30-11:00       Discussion

11:00-11:30       Coffee Break

11:30-12:00       Prospects of Basic Income for Turkey

-Prof. Ayşe Buğra, Department of Economy, Prof. Çağlar Keyder, Department of Sociology, Tolga Sınmazdemir, research assistant at Social Policy Forum, Boğaziçi University

“Income Maintenance in a Poor Country: Obstacles and Opportunities"

12:00-13:00       General discussion

13:00-14:00       Lunch