Alternative G20 Summit at UEL London - TAREK EL DIWANY





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Uploaded on Apr 2, 2009

Tarek El Diwany graduated in Accounting and Finance from Lancaster University in 1985. Tarek has worked as an interest rate derivatives dealer in the government bond market, and as head of Islamic finance for a major financial institution based in London. In 1997, he completed the first edition of The Problem With Interest, and in the same year launched www.islamic-finance.com, where he is now the Editor. In addition to his work as a writer, Tarek is a partner at Zest Advisory LLP, a London-based firm providing consulting services in Islamic banking and finance, and is a frequent speaker on the topic of Islamic banking at conferences throughout the world.

This is him speaking at the Alternative G20 Summit held at the University of East London on April 1st 2009:

The G20 Alternative Summit was a popular assembly or teach-in in a densely populated, working class area of London. It is being hosted at the national level by Britains University and College Lecturers Union (UCU). In short, this was an event for everyone who thinks that the bankers and politicians in their pay have been making a mess of things and need to be sacked and replaced.

At the last minute UEL pulled their support of the event, which was supposed to be held accross 2 lecture halls, forcing the event to be staged outside.
It's a sad day when our educational system, our Universities, pull away from opportunities to THINK and find solutions. Organiser and lecturer Chris Knight is currently suspended for comments made to the press in the run up to the G20 Meltdown... Serious Kudos to him for keeping on track and making sure this event happened!!!!

Sorry about the video quality - had problems with the camera exposure (it was too bright to see the viewfinder properly... and it was fecking cold hence the shakey shakey camera work !!!!

Peace!!! x


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