The GMALL Debate 2019:
“The motion before this meeting is that THE PRESENT CONSTITUTION IS OBSOLETE AND SHOULD BE REPLACED.”
Is our 18th century Constitution no longer serving us well? Is it relevant to the 21st century? Should we have a new basic governance architecture? And if so, what?
Moderated by Steven Sinding, our two debaters will wrestle over these matters, following which the debate will be opened to the floor for audience participation.
This program is sponsored by The Keelan Family Foundation
Derek Boothby served in the United Nations for over 20 years, during which time he specialized in arms control issues. He was deputy director of operations for weapons inspections in Iraq immediately after the first Gulf War, served on the personal staff of Cyrus Vance in his efforts to stop the war in Bosnia, and was second in command of a 7,000-strong peace operation in Croatia. In addition, he was director of the Europe Division in the Department of Political Affairs, and chairman of the UN Iraq Operational Group.
Peter Radford is the publisher of The Radford Free Press, a blog on economics covering contemporary issues and the state of economic theory. More broadly, he is also a writer and consultant on economics and business theory. He is a cofounder and serves on the executive committee of the World Economics Association.
Steven Sinding was the director general of the International Planned Parenthood Federation in London. He had a 20-year career at the U.S. Agency for International Development and served as senior population advisor to the World Bank and later as director of the Population Sciences program at the Rockefeller Foundation. He was clinical professor of public health at Columbia University. Dr. Sinding serves on a number of boards and works as an international consultant.