The Australian economy after the GFC
The Hawke InConversation series
Thursday 3 April 2014
Professors Robert Holton and John Carroll, in conversation with Professor Anthony Elliott
The global financial crisis produced ruinous consequences – economic, social, cultural and political. In this discussion with two of the world’s leading social scientists, the culture of global capitalism and its 24/7 financial markets is appraised afresh. Chaired by HRI Director Anthony Elliott, the conversation will range from why global finance is so crisis prone to the challenges and risks facing the Australian economy and society in the aftermath of the crisis. Throughout Robert Holton and John Carroll will provide thought-provoking insights into the volatile world of global capitalism and its consequences for Australia in the twenty-first century.
Co-presented with the Hawke Research Institute, as part of the Hawke InConversation series
Professor Anthony Elliott, Director of the Hawke Research Institute, University of South Australia will be InConversation with:
Professor Robert Holton
Professor Robert Holton of the Department of Sociology, Trinity College, Dublin, is continuing his research into globalization. His recent research includes analyses of global networks, the making of globalization, cosmopolitanism, globalization and cricket. Professor Holton has recently completed a major sociological study of cosmopolitanism.
Professor John Carroll
Professor John Carroll is a Professor of Sociology at La Trobe University in Melbourne. His work focuses on culture, and its crucial role in the human search for meaning, with particular reference to the modern Western society. His recent books include The Existential Jesus (2007), Ego and Soul—the Modern West in Search of Meaning (2008), and Greek Pilgrimage—In Search of the Foundations of the West (2010).
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