Open Lecture by Nicholas Shaxson: Offshore finance — golden goose or poisoned chalice?

Thursday, November 29, 2018, 15:00 – 16:30
SSE Riga, Soros Auditorium

SSE Riga kindly invites you to attend an open lecture by the British author, journalist and investigator Nicholas Shaxson.

Speaker Nicholas Shaxson is the author of the book Treasure Islands: Uncovering the Damage of Offshore Banking and Tax Havens, a book The Guardian called a “bombshell”. Nicholas has worked as a part-time writer and researcher for the Tax Justice Network, an expert-led lobbying group focused on the harmful impacts of tax avoidance, tax competition and tax havens. Shaxson’s articles have appeared in The Guardian, Foreign Affairs, Vanity Fair and other high-profile venues.

The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion.

Moderator: Jeffrey Sommers, Visiting Professor at SSE Riga, Professor of Political Economy and Senior Fellow at the Institute of World Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Co-Director of the new Society Networked Project at the Center for European Neighborhood Studies at the Central European University in Budapest.

The event is organized in cooperation with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation.

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