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27 November 2019

Aléxis Tsípras inaugurates the Chair on Sovereign Debt

A large crowd filled the Boutmy lecture theatre on Wednesday, 27 November to hear former Greek prime minister Aléxis Tsípras give the inaugural lecture for the Chair on Sovereign Debt.

Mr. Tsípras shared his insights into the debt crisis that Greece has endured in recent years, discussing its political, economic, and social consequences and the work done with the “troika” (the International Monetary Fund, European Central Bank and European Commission).

Hosted by the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) and its dean, former Italian prime minister Enrico Letta, this new teaching and research Chair aims to become the intellectual leader on sovereign funding in France and Europe.

One of the Chair’s initiatives is to offer a new teaching module based on case studies. Students will engage in reflection through in-depth analysis of real debt restructuring experiences, which will help them better grasp the economic and political stakes and imagine innovative solutions for the future.

The Chair on Sovereign Debt is supported by an exclusive sponsor, Global Sovereign Advisory. GSA’s founder Anne-Laure Kiechel introduced this inaugural conference devoted to the lessons of the Greek crisis.

> Watch the event and hear all the speakers on video.