Organised crime, AIDS, piracy, food security, access to medicines and the digital divide are some of the compelling topics to be discussed at the Impacts of Globalisation conference to be held at The University of Western Australia from Thursday, 13 August.
The inaugural conference of the Law School's Australian Global Studies Research Centre (AGSRC) will bring a multi-disciplinary focus to key contemporary global issues. Others include international trade, global warming, labour standards, human rights and international crime.
The conference will be of interest to academics and practitioners in the fields of agriculture, economics and commerce, government, labour relations, law, medicine, natural and physical sciences, political science and policing.
Mr Anthony Taubman, Director, IP Division, World Trade Organisation, will deliver the keynote address: Globalisation and the New World Order.
Other speakers include Professor Kadambot Siddique, Chair in Agriculture at UWA; Professor Michael Blakeney of the AGSRC; Professor Bill Ford of UWA's Law Faculty; Professor Christoph Antons, Professor of Comparative Law at the University of Wollongong; Professor Franklyn Lisk of the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation at the University of Warwick; and the Hon Chris Steytler, Parliamentary Inspector of the Corruption and Crime Commission.
What: Impacts of Globalisation conference
When: 9am to 5pm, 13 - 14 August
Where: Theatre Auditorium, University Club, Hackett Drive, Crawley (nearest carpark Hackett Entrance 1)
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