Podcast: Politics and Economics Departments Debate the End of Globalisation

The Department of Political Science and International Studies (POLSIS) and Department of Economics hosted a special joint seminar on the theme of "The End of Globalisation?: Populism, protectionism and the neoliberal order". An expert panel of speakers comprising Birmingham’s own Dr Huw Macartney (POLSIS) and Professor John Fender (Economics), alongside Professor Helen Thompson (Cambridge) and Professor Keith Pilbeam (City) attracted a full house for a wide-ranging discussion of the emerging political populism in Europe and the USA, the economic consequences of Trump and Brexit, and whether the neoliberal economic model can survive.

Dr Mark Goodwin, convenor of the POLSIS departmental seminar series commented, "We were delighted to be able to attract such a high-calibre panel for this event. It was particularly pleasing to be able to co-host the event with colleagues from the Department of Economics as clearly the issues raised by this seminar require cross-disciplinary analysis and these links between political scientists and economists will be increasingly important in understanding the complex and volatile environment in the contemporary political economy. These joint seminars provide a fantastic opportunity for both staff and students  to hear from experts researching at the cutting-edge of these issues"

The POLSIS Departmental Seminar series brings leading scholars to the University to present cutting-edge research in the fields of Political Science and International Studies.

Recorded: Wednesday 08 March 2017 (15:00-16:30)
To request a transcript please contact: colsoc-c-colsocwebteam@adf.bham.ac.uk