Donnerstag, 24. November 2022, 17:00 - 19:00 iCal

ie.talks with Fırat Demir & Omar S. Dahi

"Multipolarity and the New South-South Relations"


Co-Sponsors: KnowWar, Security in Context & the Syrian Center for Policy Research

Seminar Room SG1
Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1, 1090 Vienna

Diskussion, Round Table

"Multipolarity and the New South-South Relations"


The past three decades have witnessed the rise of the "new South-South relations" which includes increasing and overlapping economic-financial, political-diplomatic, security-military ties between developing countries. In the post WW era, South-South relations were considered a positive alternative to North-South unequal relations. This panel will explore the ambiguous impact of these ties from the perspective of human development and social justice in the global South.


The event is co-sponsored by Know War II (, SIC (, and the Syrian Center for Policy Research (


The speakers:


Fırat Demir

Is a professor of economics and an affiliate faculty in the Department of International and Area Studies, Center for Peace and Development and Center for Social Justice at the University of Oklahoma. He is specialized in applied analysis of macro and micro development issues in the Global South. His main fields of research are development economics and international economics, focusing on the issues of structural change, long run development and growth, financial globalization, South-South trade and finance, political economy of development, and comparative economic development in the Middle East.

Firat Demir is also an associate editor of the Review of Social Economy and the Journal of Economic Surveys.


Omar S. Dahi

is interim vice president for academic affairs and dean of Faculty and professor of economics at Hampshire College and a research associate at the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is the founding director of Security in Context, a research network on peace, conflict, and international affairs. He has published in academic outlets such as the Journal of Development Economics and Applied Economics, Southern Economic Journal, Political Geography, Middle East Report, Forced Migration Review, and Critical Studies on Security. His last book was South-South Trade and Finance in the 21st Century: Rise of the South or a Second Great Divergence (co-authored with Firat Demir).

Dahi serves as an associate editor of the Review of Social Economy as well as the e-zine Jadaliyya and has served on the editorial committee of the Middle East Report.





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