NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens
29th March: 9.45am – 11.00am
Is globalisation our friend or foe in today’s world and will tomorrow’s world be global or neo-nationalist?
We live in an increasingly connected world of global online communications, globally produced and consumed products and services, and globally mobile people, whether by choice or fleeing conflict, poverty and climate change. At the same time we are living through a time of increasing assertion of national interests (neo-nationalism) and efforts to restrict international movements of people and trade – Trumpism, anti-immigration, trade wars, Brexit.
Is globalisation more of a problem, driving over-consumption of natural resources, climate change and economic inequality, or more of a solution to society’s problems in a world where global problems demand global solutions rather than competition between nations?
Who will win out in this clash of ideologies, how will it affect you and your future, and where do you stand on these issues?
This is your chance to hear arguments on both sides of this debate from two local speakers with different perspectives – John Barry and Eamonn McCann – and get involved in one of the most pressing and important debates of our times.