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2014 Woodrow Lloyd Lecture

Wed., Feb. 12, 2014 7:00 p.m.

Location: Research and Innovation Centre, Room RIC 119

'the hedgehog, the fox and canadian austerity'
by Dr. Thom Workman, Professor of Political Science at the University of New Brunswick
Wednesday 12 February 2014
7 p.m., Research and Innovation Centre, Room RIC 119
University of Regina main campus

Canadian history has been shaped by international economic crises from the middle of the 19th century down to the present. The global crisis of the early 1970s ushered in neoliberal policy reforms to the detriment of working people across Canada. Early indications are that the lingering crisis of 2008 - the Great Recession - will add immensely to their burdens.

Dr. Thom Workman teaches social theory and critical political economy at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. He has written on a variety of subjects including the war in the Middle East, Canadian society and economy, the ancient historian Thucydides, and the ongoing strategies to reform the political left in Canada.  His book If You're in My Way I'm Walking: The Assault on Working People since 1970 was shortlisted for the Rik Davidson/Studies in Political Economy  book prize in 2010. He is a former Chair of the Department of Political Science at UNB, a past President of the Atlantic Provinces Political Science Association, and is presently 2014 Conference Chair for the Society for Socialist Studies.

Free parking on campus will be available in lot 10 - pay parking is available across campus at kiosk and meters. Refreshments to follow the lecture. Please call 306-585-4226 for more information or visit the lecture website.