SPERI welcomes Visiting Fellows from Australia, China and Canada

We are delighted to welcome Professor Linda Weiss, Professor John Mathews, Professor Wang Yong and Professor Gregory Chin.

Their visit will culminate with the SPERI Conference on Global Growth and Development taking place on 30 June, 1-2 July at Halifax Hall.

On Wednesday 25th June, Prof John Mathews will be discussing ‘The Greening of Capitalism, 1-2pm. Click here for more information
On Wednesday 25th June, Professor Wang and Professor Chin will take part to a roundtable on Sino-Japanese relations in the Council Room from 4pm to 5.30pm.

On Thursday 26th June, Professor Weiss will give a talk on: ‘America Inc? Innovation and Enterprise in the National Security State.’ Elmfield, Room 215 from 16.00 to 17.15.

Linda Weiss is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, Professor Emeritus in Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney, and Honorary Professor of Political Science at Aarhus University. Her specialism is the comparative and international politics of economic development, with a focus on state capacity and public-private sector relations. Her most recent book, America Inc? Innovation and Enterprise in the National Security State stands at the intersection of political economy and international security, focusing on the links between security, technology, and politics.

John Mathews is Professor of Strategic Management at Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Macquarie University in Sydney. Professor Mathews’ research has focused for the past decade on the inter-related topics of low-carbon economy, renewable energy and the industrial dynamics of transition away from fossil-fuelled systems; on industrial clusters and networked development; and on the rise of China in the global economy. His next book, Greening of Capitalism: How Asia is Driving the Next Great Transformation, is to be published later in 2014 by Stanford University Press: http://www.sup.org/book.cgi?id=24288.

Gregory Chin is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, and Faculty of Graduate Studies at York University (Canada). He has published widely on the political economy of China, Asia, the BRICS, and global governance. His research is currently focused on Renminbi internationalization and the financial politics of Asia, and the BRICS.

Wang Yong is a Professor at the School of International Studies, the director of Center for international political economy, a professor at the Party school of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Professor Wang sits on the Chinese side at the “Sino-American Security Dialogues,” and “East Asia Agreement Forum”. His research interests include Sino-US relations, Sino-US economic trade relations, politics of trade, international political economics, etc.

His publications include (Uruguay Round of most-favored-nation clause – US Trade policy towards China between 1989~1997 (Central Bianyi Press (1998).

The 2014 SPERI conference seeks to take discussion of the political economy of the crisis beyond its British and European contexts to the entire global political economy focusing on the global dynamics and patterns of the distribution of growth and development. Amongst the crucial issues to be discussed and debated in a range of both plenary and parallel panel sessions are questions of global governance, international inequality and the relative place and growth prospects of the emerging economies.

Professor Craig Murphy from Massachusetts University (Boston) is also coming to give the pre-dinner talk on 1 July on ”Further Lessons of the ‘Good’ Crisis in Africa and the BRICS”.

For information about attending the forthcoming conference please email speri@sheffield.ac.uk.