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Friday Seminar Series: The Consolidation of Corporate Power presented by Dr Kerryn Higgs

Summary

Friday Seminar Series

Start Date

4 Sep 2015 1:00 pm

End Date

4 Sep 2015 2:00 pm

Venue

Room 346, Level 3 (ground level), Humanities Building, Sandy Bay Campus


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A School of Social Sciences and Institute for the Study of Social Change seminar

Presented by Dr Kerryn Higgs

Although there were earlier forms, the modern corporation emerged in late nineteenth century America and rapidly began to develop transnational reach. Corporate power has steadily consolidated since then. Setbacks were overcome, influence institutionalised, and public relations deployed ever more artfully to persuade ostensible democracies to legislate in the corporate interest. Corporate preferences eventually came to dominate international policy bodies as well, especially in the neoliberal phase of the late twentieth century.

Dr Kerryn Higgs graduated from the University of Melbourne with the Kathleen Fitzpatrick Prize for combined honours in History and English. She was awarded a Graduate Diploma of Environmental Studies and a PhD from the University of Tasmania. Her book, Collision Course: Endless Growth on a Finite Planet came out in October 2014, and she was recently appointed a Fellow of the International Centre of the Club of Rome.

When | Friday 4 September, 1.00pm to 2.00pm

Where | Room 346, Level 3 (ground level), Humanities Building, Sandy Bay Campus

All welcome. Please phone 6226 2350 for more information or if you need directions to the venue.

Seminar flyer (PDF 137.9KB)

Contact

Institute for Social Change
University of Tasmania
Private Bag 44
HOBART TAS 7001

E: ISC.Admin@utas.edu.au

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