Weatherhead East Asian Institute Event
Please join us for a talk with:
Elizabeth Thurbon, Deputy Head of School (Research), Scientia Fellow and Associate Professor of International Relations / International Political Economy at the School of Social Sciences,
University of New South Wales
Nicholas Bartlett, Assistant Professor, AMEC/EALAC,
Barnard College and Columbia University
The speaker will offer a talk on a major Australian Research Council-funded project examining East Asia’s clean energy shift through the lens of ‘developmental environmentalism’ – with a focus on South Korea and China. This is a collaborative project with John Mathews, Sung-Young Kim and Hao Tan. A book based on this research is currently under review at Oxford University Press.
Dr. Elizabeth Thurbon is Deputy Head of School (Research), Scientia Fellow and Associate Professor of International Relations / International Political Economy at the School of Social Sciences, UNSW Sydney. She holds a Ph.D. in Government (International Political Economy) from the University of Sydney. Her research specialism is the political economy of techno-industrial development and change, with a particular focus on East Asia and Australia. Her most significant contributions to the field examine the rise and transformation of Northeast Asia’s developmental states, and the relationship between international trade and financial integration and the pursuit of transformative economic and social goals in Australia and the region. She has written widely on these topics for academic and popular audiences. Her most recent book Developmental Mindset: Revival of Financial Activism in South Korea (2016, Cornell University Press) examines the ways in which developmental ways of thinking have informed a strategic approach to financial policy in South Korea from the 1960s to the present. She is also the co-author (with Linda Weiss and John Mathews) of two popular books on Australian political economy: National Insecurity (2007, Allen & Unwin) and How to Kill a Country (2004, Allen & Unwin), the latter short-listed for the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award for Advancing Public Debate. She has been a regular contributor to public debates on Australian trade and industry policy and was Guest Editor of a 2015 Special Issue of the Australian Journal of International Affairs dedicated to this topic.
This is a Panels and Lectures event.
No registration required.
April 3, 2020
12:00 PM-1:30 PM
International Affairs Building, Room 918
420 West 118th Street