Workforce, Knowledge and Profit in the New University World-Raewyn Connell

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The Lecture - Professor Raewyn Connell

Higher education is doing wonderfully well. There are 200
million students worldwide, and Vice-Chancellors are being
paid a million dollars a year. Oh, and student debt totals well
over a trillion (US) dollars, staff strikes and student protests
have become commonplace around the world, more and more
university staff are in precarious work, the number of fake
journals continues to rise, Elsevier is making record profits
off journals, and Laureate Education Corporation owns 60
universities outright.
In this Public Lecture, Professor Raewyn Connell will invite
you to think about the shape and sources of our problems,
local and global; the resources (some unexpected) that we
have for dealing with them; and pathways into a different
future — our ideas of a good university and a good university
system, and how we can move towards them. These are
themes of Raewyn’s new book The Good University (Monash
University Publishing 2019, in Australia and Aotearoa/
New Zealand http://www.publishing.monash.edu/books/
gu-9781925835038.html, and Zed Books internationally).
Raewyn, one of Australia’s leading social scientists, is
Professor Emerita at the University of Sydney and a life
member of the National Tertiary Education Union.

The Book Launch (6:30 PM)
6.30 pm Book Launch by Associate Professor Nikki
Balnave, President, NTEU Macquarie Branch of Raewyn
Connell (2019) The Good University: What Universities
Actually Do and Why It’s Time for Radical Change
(Melbourne: Monash University Publishing)
Professor Connell’s latest book is available at the Macquarie
Co-op Bookshop.

Professor Raewyn Connell
Raewyn Connell became Professor of Sociology (foundation
chair) at Macquarie University in 1976, launching a new
department that tried to embody academic democracy
as well as new agendas for sociology. She moved to the
University of California at Santa Cruz in the early 1990s and
subsequently was appointed to a chair of education at the
University of Sydney. She is now Professor Emerita at the
University of Sydney, and a Life Member of the National
Tertiary Education Union. Internationally renowned for her
social theory of gender relations and studies on masculinity,
her recent books include: The Good University; Southern
Theory; Gender In World Perspective (with Rebecca Pearse).
Her work has been translated into nineteen languages.
Raewyn has been active in the labour movement, the peace
movement, and work for gender equality. Details at www.
raewynconnell.net and Twitter @raewynconnell

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