George Monbiot to give next SPERI annual lecture
We’re extremely excited to announce that the next SPERI annual lecture will be given by George Monbiot.
The lecture, entitled ‘The Pricing of Everything’ will take place in the Octagon Centre, University of Sheffield on Tuesday 29 April 2014 at 18.00.
In his lecture George will address what he sees as a growing attempt to reduce political decisions of all kinds to a narrow, financial cost-benefit analysis. He will discuss the threat that he thinks this poses to democracy, considering such issues as privatisation and commodification, payments for ecosystem services, biodiversity offsets and claims by some government departments to have identified ‘the true value’ of nature and of time. He will explore the worrying ways by which core human values get shifted in the framing of political discourse.
More information coming soon.