Last Saturday, on September 23, Harvard Law School organized (in collaboration with the Stigler Center at the University of Chicago) a conference on “Populist Plutocrats: Lessons from Around the World,” which I previously advertised on this blog (see here and here). The event was video-recorded for those who are interested but were not able to attend in person. At the moment, the available video is a full, unedited recording, which you can find here (on the Stigler Center’s YouTube channel). We’re hoping to get the video edited and uploaded in a more convenient format soon, but for those who are interested, I’ll provide in this post the time locations for different sessions of the event:
- Dean John Manning’s welcome is at 35:10, and my opening remarks are at 37:45.
- The panel on Italy under Berlusconi, moderated by Luigi Zingales and featuring Giovanni Orsina and Beppe Severgnini, begins at 43:10.
- The panel on Thailand under Thaksin, moderated by Alan Wirzbicki and featuring former Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and Duncan McCargo, begins at 2:41:15.
- The panel on the Philippines under Joseph Estrada, moderated by David Sanger and featuring Sheila Coronel, begins at 4:57:15.
- The panel on Peru under Fujimori and South Africa under Zuma, moderated by me and featuring Paul Holden and Jose Ugaz, begins at 6:13:20.
- Luigi Zingales’s reflections and closing remarks are at 7:54:15.
- My own reflections and closing remarks are at 8:06:45.
I hope and expect that we’ll have some more posts in the coming weeks that reflect and engage substantively with some of the discussions at the conference, and in particular how they relate to issues of corruption and related topics, but for now I hope some of you will check out some of the video recording.