Plenary session: Running a research university in an era of austerity politics and laissez faire economics. Sponsored by WorkTribe

Ehsan Masood - Knight Science Journalism Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
David Goldston - Director of the MIT Washington Office
Shearer West - Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Nottingham

The financial crisis of 2007/8 triggered a cascade of consequences. Shrinking public spending and a collapse in the left-right consensus on how to manage economies are among the consequences. Wage growth has stagnated in the developed nations and in Europe, politicians representing the radical-right and (to a lesser extent the radical left) are expanding into parliaments and governments. With China, Europe, Russia and the United States locked in foreign policy and trade disagreements this session will debate and discuss the role of a research intensive university in our very turbulent times.

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Room Pentland
Time 09:30 - 11:00
Date Wednesday 6th June, 2018
Style Plenary
Speakers Ehsan Masood - Knight Science Journalism Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
David Goldston - Director of the MIT Washington Office
Shearer West - Vice-Chancellor and President, University of Nottingham

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