The Global Political Economy Student Association is excited to announce that we will be holding a speaker event at 3:00 March 17th at the Gas Station Theatre, on the topic of ecology, equity and the economy.
This event will introduce both students and members of the public to new ways of conceptualizing consumption, measurements of well-being, and progress. This re-imagination offers new possibilities for the organization of society, the way we live our lives, and the way we relate to each other and the environment.
There will be three speakers on different but connected themes:
Dr. Anders Hayden is a professor of Political Science at Dalhousie University. His research focuses on the intersections of politics, economics and ecology. His work has led him to question the value of GDP as a measure of economic success as well as the viability of the capitalist economic model it is embedded in—one which is premised on the perpetual growth of production and consumption.
Ramona Neckoway is a professor in the Faculty of Arts at University College of the North in Thompson Manitoba. She is researching the perspectives, experiences, and implications of energy production on Cree homelands in northern Manitoba. Her work examines the relationship between Indigenous people and the Canadian government, as well as the effects of economic development on communities.
Sarah Leeson-Klym is the regional director of the Canadian Community Economic Development Network Manitoba. She works to encourage and enable inclusive, local economic development, both professionally and as a community activist.
The event is free, all are welcome!