April 15 Marsh lecture looks at ‘Emerging Alternative Pathways in the 21st Century’

 

Creative Destruction and Great Transitions: Emerging Alternative Pathways in the 21st Century 

 

  • Tuesday, April 15;¬†3 to 4:15 p.m.
  • University Center, Lurie Conference Room

Maharajh_75Rasigan Maharajh, Visiting Scholar: George Perkins Marsh Institute, Clark University; Research Fellow: Tellus Institute, Boston; Chief Director: Institute for Economic Research on Innovation (IERI), Tshwane University of Technology, Republic of South Africa

The seminar will explore the aspects of the world systems, crisis’s and conflicts that engulf the contemporary conjuncture. It will focus on Inequality, Unemployment and Ecological unSustainability as institutional anachronisms of the global political economy. In suggesting emerging alternatives, a focus will be placed on the fast emerging economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS). An elaboration of counter-hegemony and neo-liberalism will serve to illustrate developmental challenges of the second decade of the 21st Century. Deriving from these and an engagement with the narrative of the ‘great transition,’ some further collaborative and socially engaged research directions are advanced.

Sponsored by: George Perkins Marsh Institute and the ES&P program in IDCE
For more information, e-mail rjohnston@clarku.edu or call 508-751-4619.