The talk given at the JIM Convnetion 2017 addressed the rising levels of anxiety in much of the Western world. The rise of the far right is one fo the most striking symptoms of the growing malaise. The inbseucrity people feel has much to do with rising economic and social inequalities - what some have called 'the ugly side of globalization'.
Ours is a time of turbulence, but now on a planetary scale. Many in the western world, Australia included, are anxious about the future, unsure where to turn for guidance or inspiration. Some seek to exploit these anxieties, offering black and white explanations of our predicament. For some, the problem is immigration, for others Islamic fundamentalism, or simply Islam. For others still, it is the conspiracy about global warming, or the forces driving globalisation.
Joseph A. Camilleri, 'Christianity and Islam in an Age of Transition: Violence or Healing?;, in Lester R. Kurz (ed), The Warrior and the Pacifist: Competing Motifs in Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. New York: Routledge 2018, pp. 169-192
Technology generally – and the internet, mobile platforms, social media, and computing power in particular – is shaking the very foundations of national and global society. Professor Joseph Camilleri OAM returns to St Michael’s to deliver three exciting lectures and an innovative workshop on dialogue & conversation.
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Whatever the outcome of the US presidential election, one thing is clear—the US is a nation in crisis. Escalating tensions with China, a global pandemic and fracturing race relations suggest we are witnessing a turning point in American history.
But what does all this mean for Australia and the rest of the world? What will the world’s biggest superpower look like after the election and what are the implications for Australia?