Fear of automation and the rise of populism and protectionism

Fear of automation and the rise of populism and protectionism

When

6.00pm–7.30pm

10 October 2018

Where

Level 17, 133 Castlereagh Street, Sydney, NSW

Type

Public forum

Cost

$10

The American economy is being permanently affected by automation. In the coming years, an increasing number of individuals will lose their jobs as a result of automation and artificial intelligence. This will have widespread implications for the economy, but also potentially for politics and policy areas like immigration.

Peter Loewen is a professor at the Department of Political Science and the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy at the University of Toronto, as well as a fellow at Stanford University's Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences. He'll join United States Studies Centre's CEO Professor Simon Jackman and director of its Innovation and Entrepreneurship program Claire McFarland to explore how fear about automation is related to support for populist candidates and parties, and for more protectionist public policy. Their discussion will rely on original data from a recent survey of American adults. 

Featuring

  • Professor Peter Loewen
    Professor Peter Loewen
    Department of Political Science, University of Toronto

    Peter Loewen is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. For the 2018-2019 academic year, he is a Fellow at Stanford University's Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences. 

  • Professor Simon Jackman
    Professor Simon Jackman
    Chief Executive Officer, United States Studies Centre

    Simon Jackman commenced as CEO of the US Studies Centre in April 2016. He was previously a Professor of Political Science and Statistics at Stanford University. Jackman's teaching and research centres on public opinion, election campaigns, political participation, and electoral systems with special emphasis on American and Australian politics.

  • Claire McFarland
    Claire McFarland
    Director, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, United States Studies Centre

    Claire McFarland is the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program Director at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. Most recently, Claire was the Assistant Secretary Digital Economy Policy and Strategy with the Australian Government.

The Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program receives funding support from the following partner

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