This Global Crisis: Capitalism In And Beyond The Pandemic
The Department of Political Economy at the University of Sydney, together with the Journal of Australian Political Economy (JAPE) and the Political Economy Student Society (ECOPSoc) hosted the 13th Annual E.L. ‘Ted’ Wheelwright Memorial Lecture on 9 November 2020.
The conditions of the global pandemic saw the lecture move to an online panel format for the first time ever and it was this topic – Covid capitalism – that was addressed by our three distinguished speakers: Associate Professor Susan Ferguson (Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada), Professor Jayati Ghosh (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India) and Professor Adam Tooze (Columbia University, USA).
The audio of the event, introduced by Professor Lisa Adkins (Head of the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Sydney) and chaired by Professor Martijn Konings (Head of the Department of Political Economy, University of Sydney) can be streamed below.
00:00 Acknowledgement of Country – Martijn Konings
01:54 Introduction – Lisa Adkins
07:12 The impact of the pandemic on global economic stability – Adam Tooze
25:27 The impact of the pandemic on care and social reproduction in the recovery scenario – Sue Ferguson
45:12 The health and economic crisis in the global South – Jayati Ghosh
58:30 Audience Q&A and discussion
Professor Martijn Konings (Chair), Department of Political Economy, University of Sydney
Professor Lisa Adkins, Head of School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Sydney
Professor Adam Tooze, Shelby Cullom Davis Chair of History, Columbia University
Associate Professor Emerita Susan Ferguson, Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario
Professor Jayati Ghosh, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Previous distinguished lecturers include Susanne Soederberg (2019), Alfredo Saad-Filho (2018), Katherine Gibson (2017), David Ruccio (2016), Erik Olin Wright (2015), Leo Panitch (2014), Susan George (2013), Diane Elson (2012), Sheila Dow (2011), Fred Block (2010), Jim Stanford (2009) and Walden Bello (2008).
Image: Marcel Crozet / ILO