Politics & IR Seminar: “Solving Existential Global Problems Requires Greater Equality”

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Date: 14 Nov 2018 – 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Venue: Monash University, Room N802, (Menzies Building) 20 Chancellors Walk, Clayton Campus

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Politics & IR Seminar: “Solving Existential Global Problems Requires Greater Equality”

Monash Politics & IR Seminar featuring Professor Craig Murphy (Wellesley College) speaking on the topic “Solving Existential Global Problems Requires Greater Equality”

The essential focus of global governance is a small number of global problems, “problems of world-wide dimensions, potentially affecting all countries and amenable to solution only by international agreement and a willingness of countries to act in concert for their common betterment.” This paper is based on the first section of a book manuscript. The section enumerates the small number of such problems and explains why preventing thermonuclear war and dealing with global warming are particularly critical. It then discusses the way a number of critical global problems have been greatly reduced – including famine, pandemics, and war – and why those means, by themselves, have been insufficient to deal with climate change and nuclear weapons. Finally, the section explains why greatly reducing inequalities along the lines of gender, citizenship, class, race, and the geography of development will be necessary.

 

DATE

Wednesday 14 Nov

TIME

1:30pm – 03:00pm

VENUE

Monash University
Room N802,
(Menzies Building) 20 Chancellors Walk,
Clayton Campus

For further information, please contact tom.chodor@monash.edu


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