Starting this year,
the TSEconomist organizes bi-weekly discussion events.
Join us for free coffee and other bright ideas!
The TSEconomist cordially invites you and your friends to
attend our bi-weekly discussions on economics. Students
and prospective researchers alike are more than welcome to
attend the Coffee Talks in order to share ideas in a warm and
welcoming environment. Plus, there are always free coffee
and delicious sandwiches for everyone.
Our way might from time to time be paved philosophically,
sometimes politically, yet we're always arguing about those
topics that are of burning importance to us. The first meeting
of this semester occurred on Oct. 7 at 12:30pm in MF 323,
which covered self-determination, free association, and
individual secession. In particular many Catalans joined us to
exercise the question of self-determination of a people in the
north-eastern region of Spain.
The next meeting of the semester took place two weeks later
on Oct. 14. This time we discussed war in Ukraine, trying to
dive into the sentiments governing not only Ukraine, but also
the other conflict parties involved. With over 25 attendees,
the third meeting, on Oct. 28, covered the morality of
Intellectual Property Rights.It followed a talk on paternalism,
Nov. 20 and one covering the ongoing protests in Hongkong
on Nov. 25. The diverse environment at TSE allows us not
only to look into global issues, but also to hear those, that
sometimes witness these events happening right in their
We are currently looking for moderators for upcoming
meetings. Each meeting will require one moderator and one
topic. Ideally, the moderator will choose a topic which is of
interest to him/her; however, if the individual who wishes to
be moderator is unsure of which topic to choose, the Coffee
Talks team will be glad to help out .
Overall, the TSEconomist truly hopes to have many of you
come out this semester for the Coffee Talks. They are a fun
way to learn about various topics, and since we come from
very different backgrounds, we will be able to offer unique
perspectives on different economic questions. If you are
interested, follow us on facebook to get the latest news
and visit our blog firstname.lastname@example.org, to join the
ongoing debate! For information on how to get involved as
a moderator email Demelza Hays at the.tseconomist@gmail.