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Navigating Global Economic Transformation – Challenges and Opportunities for Canada and Australia, Sept 30

September 30, 2015

Are Canada and Australia prepared for a new world of opportunity and challenge?

The 20th Century world is being recast by the interaction of four inexorable global forces. The combination of ageing populations, sustainability challenges (climate change, food, water and energy security), the emergence of new technologies and the shift in economic weight towards Asia and away from the advanced economies of the trans-Atlantic, is leading to pressure on global institutions and modes of governance. It is recasting areas of strategic interest, and competition, bringing forward both national and global policy challenges for countries to navigate while opening up massive opportunities for those with the foresight to position their nations to take advantage of this era.

In this presentation Dr. Martin Parkinson will reflect on whether countries like Canada and Australia are well prepared for this new world of opportunity and challenge.

Join us for a free public lecture to learn from one of Australia's preeminent economists and voices on public policy.

This event is co-sponsored by the SFU Centre for Dialogue, the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada, and the Jack Austin Centre for Asia-Pacific Business Studies at the SFU Beedie School of Business. 

When: Wednesday, September 30, 5:30-7:00pm

 SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, Room 7000

Reserve your free seat here

More on Dr. Martin Parkinson
Former Secretary to the Treasury and Department of Climate Change, Government of Australia

Dr. Martin Parkinson served as Australia’s Secretary to the Treasury from March 2011 to December 2014.  As Secretary to the Treasury, he was the Australian Government's chief adviser on all areas of economic policy.  In 2014 he was heavily involved with the Finance track of Australia’s presidency of the G-20, and worked closely with business leaders on the B20. Prior to this, Martin served as inaugural Secretary of the Department of Climate Change from its establishment in December 2007. He is internationally renowned as one of Australia’s best known economists and policy thinkers.