Is globalisation so bad? An expert panel will discuss the implications of these issues and respond to questions from the audience.
Criticisms of globalisation are made by people from right across the political spectrum. The resurgence of ethno-nationalisms in a context of rising anti-globalisation sentiment, threatens to undermine universal principles. If the multilateral system were to fall apart – as envisaged by U.S. President, Donald Trump – the consequences would be far reaching, for human and civil rights, free trade, gender equity, the global environment, and development. But are there any alternatives to globalisation as we know it? We may ask whether the rejection of neoliberal trade deals or seemingly out-dated regional and international multilateral institutions is timely: Could Trump's nationalist approaches even help in strengthening the European Union or Australia in terms of a more independent role in international politics? There is an opportunity, and an urgent need, to envision a different kind of global society, and create a renewed sense of global social purpose. Who can take the lead?
Moderator: Paul Battersby
- Rebekah Galdies, National Secretary for the Australian Greens
- Associate Professor Klaas Dykmann, Director, Global Studies Programs, Department of Society and Globalisation, Roskilde University (Denmark)
- Mustafa Najib, Social Cohesion and Community Engagement Program Coordinator, City of Greater Dandenong and board member, Diaspora Action Australia
- Dr Alberto Posso, Associate Professor of Economics, International Development and Trade Research Group, Principal Research Fellow, Australian APEC Study Centre, RMIT
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