Renowned political activist Susan George to deliver the 2013 Ted Wheelwright Lecture
One of the world's leading political thinkers and human rights activists, Susan George, will speak out against the growing influence of "illegitimate corporate power" in a keynote address at the University of Sydney this Thursday 29 August.
In her only public appearance while in Australia, the France-based political economist will take aim at the potential threats to democracy posed by transnational corporations (TNCs), and the methods by which they sway government decision-making, as presenter of the 2013 Ted Wheelwright Memorial Lecture.
In her current role as president of the Board of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam, George's latest work examines the ongoing effects of the European financial crises, as well as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership - a deal she describes as "the most important free trade agreement ever drafted" that will set the parameters for half the world economy's gross domestic product.
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