A World in Crisis: Climate Change, Violence, Demography and the Global Economy

Event Date: 17 November 2016
Drayton B20 Jevons Lecture Theatre
Drayton House
University College London
30 Gordon St
London WC1H 0AX

The Department of Politics at Birkbeck University of London presents:

A World in Crisis: Climate Change, Violence, Demography and the Global Economy

Staff Debate with Alex Colas, Aideen Foley, Ali Guven, and Eric Kaufmann

The ongoing political turmoil in Brazil and Turkey is symptomatic of local and regional crises within and around many of the emerging powers in the Global South. With no clear end to the wars in the greater Middle East, and unequal and uneven development still prevalent across many parts of Africa, Asia and Latin America, the world seems to be facing a period of continuous uncertainty. If we add to this the intractable crisis of climate change and the predicted population growth of our planet to 11 billion by the end of the century, a sense of impending doom appears hard to avoid. A panel of Politics faculty, joined by our Geography colleague Aideen Foley, will address these and related issues through the prisms of  international security, political economy, environmental politics and political demography. Drawing one their teaching and research expertise in these areas, they will analyse the dynamics and extent of these various crises, and debate the prospects of a more optimistic future.

Chair: Deborah Mabbett (Birkbeck)

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