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Thom Workman delivers prestigious Woodrow Lloyd Lecture

Author: Communications

Posted on Feb 11, 2014

Category: In the Media , UNB Fredericton

Dr. Thom Workman, professor of political science at the University of New Brunswick, will deliver the 2014 Woodrow Lloyd Lecture at the University of Regina this week.

In “The Hedgehog, the Fox and Canadian Austerity,” Dr. Workman will discuss how issues as seemingly diverse as rising family indebtedness, falling rates of unionization or the gutting of the unemployment insurance regime can be regarded in terms of their shared social and political features, especially their relationship to the crisis-ridden capitalist economy.

The annual lecture is presented in honour of Woodrow Stanley Lloyd (1913-1972), a dedicated public servant and former premier of Saskatchewan.  Throughout his career, Lloyd's voice emerged as one strongly in favour of the university as a space for innovation and catalyst for social change.

Past Woodrow Lloyd speakers include environmentalist and broadcaster David Suzuki, former Premier of Saskatchewan Roy Romanow, and noted climatologist Elaine Wheaton.

Dr. Thom Workman teaches social theory and critical political economy in the department of political science at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton. He has written on a variety of subjects including the war in the Middle East, Canadian society and economy, the ancient historian Thucydides, and ongoing strategies to reform the political left in Canada.  

The public lecture will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.. at the Research and Innovation Centre, room 119, University of Regina main campus, 3737 Wascana Pkwy, Regina.

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