Filter by
School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Sydney

Dodging a Mass Extinction Event: Climate Change & Necessity

Photo by Claus Jensen on Unsplash
Where
Online
Online
See event description for details on how to connect.
When

Thursday 25 November from 2pm to 3:30pm

14th Annual Wheelwright Lecture - Kim Stanley Robinson

The 2020s will be a pivotal decade in history, as human civilization faces the necessity of getting into a more balanced relationship with the biosphere that is our one and only home. The transformations required will be social, technological, and economic. Some discussion of how these might come about will be sketched out in various science fictional scenarios, including a best-case result you can still believe in.

The Speaker

The public intellectual Kim Stanley Robinson is an acclaimed award-winning radical science fiction author of more than 20 books, and many essays and short stories. His works, through the lens of an inherently political genre, present the possibility of an alternate future to the ecological devastation created by capitalism.

A speaker at the UN’s COP-26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (2021), his works include this essay recently published in The Financial Times A climate plan for a world in flames, his book The Ministry for the Future and an insightful talk Rethinking our Relationship with the Biosphere.

Hosted by the Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney, together with the Journal of Australian Political Economy (JAPE) and the Political Economy Student Society (ECOPSoc).

To register for this online event, click here

Previous Wheelwright speakers have included: Susan Ferguson, Jayati Ghosh and Adam Tooze (2020), Susanne Soederberg (2019), Alfredo Saad-Filho (2018), Katherine Gibson (2017), David Ruccio (2016), Erik Olin Wright (2015), Leo Panitch (2014), Susan George (2013), Diane Elson (2012), Sheila Dow (2011), Fred Block (2010), Jim Stanford (2009), and Walden Bello (2008).

Contact event organiser

School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Sydney

Advertisement

Other events at Online

Family law reform lived expertise forum

Family law reform lived expertise forum

A discussion about the need for legal reform in Australia to support sexual, domestic & family violence survivors
Today 10am to 11.30am
Private virtual magic show and tricks

Private virtual magic show and tricks

Be enraptured with interactive trickery, bluffs and showmanship with your own private online magic show
Tomorrow
Artist 2 Artist Online Training Program

Artist 2 Artist Online Training Program

Brand X is proud to present our Artist-2-Artist professional development program - now on-demand
Tomorrow
Beginner's Kintsugi at Home

Beginner's Kintsugi at Home

Learn how to repair ceramics using Japanese Kintsugi methods at home
Tomorrow
Craft in a can

Craft in a can

Explore your creativity while creating a quality craft project with everything you need packaged up in a handy can.
Tomorrow
DIY Christmas Wreath

DIY Christmas Wreath

Join Botanical Stylist Aimie from Willow and Bear as she creates a beautiful and unique Christmas wreath.
Tomorrow