Seminar to explore financial crisis

Seminar to explore financial crisis

An eminent American academic will give a talk at the University of Aberdeen this week (Thursday 28 May) exploring the global financial crisis.

Professor Neil Smith, Sixth Century Professor of Geography and Social Theory at the University of Aberdeen and Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography at the City University of New York, will present his seminar Geography, Social Theory and Toxic Capitalism at 1.30pm in Room 105, St Mary's on the University's King's College Campus.

In his seminar - which is free to attend - Professor Smith will look at the part played by "toxic assets", such as bad credit mortgages and the wider role of the capitalist system in causing the current credit crunch. 

He will also examine the geographical component of the financial crisis, discussing how the situation was triggered by the subprime lending market in America but compounded by bad lending across the globe.

For more information on the seminar contact Sharon Phillip or Heather Smith in the Department of Geography and Environment on 01224 273772 or email sphillip@abdn.ac.uk or h.smith@abdn.ac.uk

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