The end of growth and liberal democracy: Occupy as a symptom of systems
failure By Dr Karey Harrison.
In this lecture Dr Karey Harrison will examine the implications for future economic growth of both Peak Oil and the rising costs of climate related damages. Our economic and political institutions have pursued ever more desperate measures designed to maintain and promote growth, despite the manifest failure of such policies to remedy current economic or environmental challenges. She will consider whether the Occupy movement prefigures institutional transformations consistent with a growing acceptance of limits to growth.Dr Karey Harrison is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland. She has beenconcerned about issues associated with sustainability since the 1970s. She has been working both politically and as an educator to communicate the need for action on issues first raised in the Limits to Growth and around the implications of energy descent and climate change.
In 2003, as Convenor of the Queensland Greens, Karey was instrumental in persuading the Australian Greens to develop an integrated policy response to the related issues of Peak Oil and Climate Change. In 2006 she became an Al Gore presenter and has since given over 50 Inconvenient Truth presentations to almost 3000 people.
Cost $20 / $15 for members/$7 for students.** (includes wine and nibbles).
Bookings essential – please RSVP to Jenny by phone on 6295 1808 or email.