Winners and Losers in an Age of Economic Globalization

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5.30–7.30pm Monday 17 June 2019

Moot Court (Building 6A)
6 Fellows Road

Dr. Anthea Roberts


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Anthea Roberts

The world seems to be coming apart at the seams. Many of the apparent certainties of the post–Cold War era lie in tatters. In the West, what appeared to be a political consensus on the value of economic integration has given way to increasingly acrimonious debates about who wins and who loses in an age of economic globalization. Are Mexican workers stealing US and Canadian jobs? Has the global 1 percent rigged the game for its benefit? Is China engaged in a malevolent campaign for world domination? Or are we all bound to lose on a planet of untrammelled climate change? In this talk, Professor Roberts sets out a meta-analysis of the competing narratives driving debates about who wins and who loses in an age of economic globalization. This framework helps to make sense of the backlash against economic globalisation and where it might take us in terms of future policies.


  • Dr. Anthea Roberts »

    Anthea Roberts is a Professor at the School of Regulation and Global Governance who specialises in public international law, international economic law, comparative international law and geoeconomics. Prior to joining the ANU, Anthea was an Associate Professor at the London School of Economics and a Visiting Professor at Columbia and Harvard Law Schools. She is also a Visiting Professor on the Master of International Dispute Settlement at the Graduate Institute/University of Geneva.

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