2017 Sir Walter Murdoch Lecture

Public Lectures (staff)

26th September 2017
06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
Kim E Beazley Lecture Theatre, 351.1.001, 351 - Lecture Theatres
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Join us for the Sir Walter Murdoch Lecture, presented by His Excellency Mr Lars Backstrom, Ambassador of Finland to Australia and New Zealand.

Ambassador Lars Backström is the Ambassador of Finland to Australia and New Zealand, he is also accredited to the Solomon Islands, Samoa and Papua New Guinea, and is Ambassador-designate to Fiji, Tonga and Vanuatu. He has previously served as Ambassador to Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar, followed by four years in the People's Republic of China, which included Mongolia. Ambassador Lars Backström is featured in the Guinness Book of World Records for visiting all independent countries in the world before turning 40 years of age.

The World We Are Living In: A Global Perspective

What are the major issues facing our world today? Massive credit bubble, global warming, environmental degradation, conflicts, poverty, famine, refugees, radicalisation, terrorism, political polarization, lack of support for international organisations and so forth. We have plenty to worry about. Are we doing enough to avoid calamities down the road? The answer is no. We all need to work together to make the world a better place to live in both for us and for coming generations.

Hear from Ambassador Lars Backström about the number of mega trends and mega risks facing our planet with special emphasis on global warming, global economic trends and global governance.

We hope you will join us for what promises to be a thought provoking and informative presentation.
Refreshments will be served following the lecture.

RSVP is essential by Friday 22 September.

Eliza Vlasich
9360 6176

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