Head of Department’s Inaugural Lecture
Professor Andrew Jones (Head of Department of Geography, Environment and Development Studies (GEDS) )presents his inaugural lecture: After Globalization: The Asianization of the Global Economy?
The globalization debate of recent decades has largely been western dominated, with the (often unspoken) assumption that globalization was a western-led phenomenon spreading a western-based free market capitalism, political and cultural values. However, the lecture argues that in the aftermath of the global economic downturn of recent years, global economy and society has reached an important tipping point. It examines how the centre of gravity has shifted to Asia in important ways and the challenges this presents for western economies and for dominant understandings of globalization
Introduction by Professor Phillip Dewe (Vice-Master of Birkbeck) .
Vote of Thanks by Miriam Zukas: