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Public Lecture: Can We Sustain Endless Growth on a Finite Planet?

Summary

Public Lecture presented by the Institute for the Study of Social Change

Start Date

2 Sep 2015 5:30 pm

End Date

2 Sep 2015 7:00 pm

Venue

Stanley Burbury Theatre, Sandy Bay Campus


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Presented by Dr Kerryn Higgs

Economic expansion has been promoted so relentlessly that 'growth' is now entrenched as the natural objective of collective human effort. Ideas about limits have been furiously resisted despite mounting evidence of the costs - climate change, pollution, gross global inequality and depletion of the resources
on which the entire modern economy depends. This lecture will expose the campaign to discredit ideas about limits and explore where the clash of values and realities might lead us.

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 | Wednesday 2 September, 6.00pm (refreshments from 5.30pm)

Where | Stanley Burbury Theatre, University Centre, Sandy Bay campus

Register | www.events.utas.edu.au or 6226 2350

This event is proudly presented by the Institute for the Study of Social Change.

Lecture flyer (PDF 307.9KB)

Contact

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University of Tasmania
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HOBART TAS 7001

E: ISC.Admin@utas.edu.au

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