[dt_fancy_image type=”” style=”1″ lightbox=”1″ align=”center” padding=”10″ margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”10″ margin_right=”0″ margin_left=”0″ width=”600″ animation=”top” media=”” image_alt=”” hd_image=”” image=”https://yefonline.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/532441_10152321433780123_401546237_n.jpg”][/dt_fancy_image][dt_gap height=”10″]North South University Young Economists’ Forum (NSU-YEF) organized a public-speaking competition “SPEAKONOMICS 2.0” on the afternoon of the 19th of December, 2012. A distinctive approach away from the mundane and daily activities in the university life, a contest of words among six enthusiastic participants signified the uprising issues of our global economy. As expected, the broad discussion platform provided an insightful ground of knowledge and information pertaining to the global economy.[dt_gap height=”10″][dt_fancy_image type=”” style=”1″ lightbox=”1″ align=”center” padding=”10″ margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”0″ margin_right=”0″ margin_left=”0″ width=”450″ animation=”left” media=”” image_alt=”” hd_image=”” image=”https://yefonline.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/282815_10152321454480123_2093620164_n.jpg”][/dt_fancy_image][dt_gap height=”10″]

Six diverse issues—Growth of Emerging Economies-Implications for the Global Economic Order; The European Debt Crisis-Impacts and Lessons Learned; World Financial Market and Corporate Greed-How much regulation is needed to curtail our “Animal Spirit”; Technological Divide and Economic Superiority-A Cause for Concern; International Food Security-Threats and Opportunities; Green Growth- Flexibilities and Concerns—were depicted to the audience. Monika Islam Khan, Nilima Tariq, Raisa Bashar, Sanjana Hridi Ahmed, Tahreen Zahra and Ziad Quader were the six participants to illustrate their views on the issues. Ideas beginning from financial crises and the need for transparency, the green economy and green job creation, housing bubbles and economic liberalization to the causes and consequences of the digitalized world emerged from the participants.


The panel of experts- Dr. ATM Nurul Amin, Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Management, North South University and Dr. M. Fouzul Kabir Khan, Professor of Economics and Finance, School of Business, North South University, Former Secretary, Ministry of Power, Energy & Mineral Resources, Government of Bangladesh- assessed each of the participants’ speeches with analysis and deliberation. Both experts commended all the participants for their hard work and information demonstrated in their speeches. Professor Amin referred to Dr. Amartya Sen and his ideas about food security while providing some intellect of his own. In addition, Professor Khan emphasized on the lack of good governance and accountability in the global economy. Both experts believed that all the participants were of close standard and the final decision transpired to be a difficult one. Finally, Ziad Quader was awarded the best speaker of the competition, who spoke on the issue of the financial markets and corporate greed. He was presented with a crest from Professor Amin.[dt_gap height=”10″][dt_fancy_image type=”” style=”1″ lightbox=”1″ align=”center” padding=”10″ margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”0″ margin_right=”0″ margin_left=”0″ width=”270″ animation=”left” media=”” image_alt=”” hd_image=”” image=”https://yefonline.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/282463_10152321445710123_908564766_n.jpg”][/dt_fancy_image][dt_gap height=”10″]

All in all, it was an afternoon well spent, as students of economics learned about the various issues and outcomes of the global economy from the participants and the experts’ insights.

Rubana Shifat & Rehnuma Jahan Islam[dt_gap height=”10″]