The Global Financial Crisis and its aftermath in the USA and UK: a feminist perspective

Event Date: 
29 August 2012
Event Type: 
Public Forum
Event Location: 
Eastern Avenue Auditorium, the University of Sydney
Event Time: 
6.00 – 7.30 pm
Event Cost: 
2012 Wheelwright Memorial Lecture

The Political Economy Movement proudly presents the 2012 Wheelwright Memorial Lecture:

Presented by Professor Diane Elson, Essex University, UK

Media commentators in USA and UK have pointed to a crisis structured by gender relations. One suggested that if Lehman Brothers had been Lehman Brothers and Sisters, a financial crisis would have been far less likely.  Others described the ensuing fall in output and employment as a 'mancession'. Feminists in both countries have argued that subsequent austerity policies are undermining the improvements that had been made in women's economic and social rights. Professor Elson will discuss the validity of these claims, and ask the audience what role they think gender has played in the financial crisis and its aftermath in Australia.

5.30 – 6.00 pm - Join the PE Movement for pre lecture drinks

6.00 – 7.30 pm Prof Elson presents the 2012 Wheelwright Lecture

9pm - Join us for post lecture drinks and pizza