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April 2005 Issue
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The Contradictions of a New Global Empire?
US Power and its Challengers

Countries such as Australia, Canada and Mexico are increasingly being drawn into closer economic, political and international relations with the world's predominant global power - the US. However, these relationships are based upon numerous contradictions. To what extent is there evidence of emerging challenges within these countries to US policies?

A/Professor Carol Johnson, Politics, University of Adelaide

Professor Stephen Clarkson, Professor of Political Economy, University of Toronto. Canada and Mexico: Support and resistance to US hegemony.

Professor Gordon Laxer, Director, Parkland Institute, University of Alberta. US Empire and popular sovereignty.

Dr Patricia Ranald, Principal Policy Officer, Public Interest Advocacy Centre, Sydney and National Convenor of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network. Nothing free about the US free trade agenda: Neoliberal themes in US free trade agreements and resistance to them.

A/Professor Richard Leaver, Reader in International Relations, Flinders University. Australia's relations with the US and our region: Are there alternatives?

Date: Wednesday 20 April 2005
Time: 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Cost: Gold coin donation
Venue: Union Hall, University of Adelaide (adjacent to Barr Smith Lawns, eastern side, entrance off Victoria Drive, near University footbridge)
RSVP Josie Covino, Don Dunstan Foundation 8303 3364 or

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