Open lecture — Liberalism and Socialism: A Modern Dialectic of Political and Economic Interests


This lecture looks at which interests Liberalism and Socialism support, and how socio-economic and political interests driving them contribute to their respective inabilities to operate completely independently from each other. That is, in spite of being theoretically antithetical, Liberalism and Socialism stand in a dialectical relationship to each other.

Wayne Cristaudo is Professor of Political Science at Charles Darwin University. Before, Professor Cristaudo taught Politics and then European Studies at the University of Adelaide. He then went to the University of Hong Kong where he was coordinator of European Studies and then the Division Head of West Studies in the School of Modern Languages and Cultures. 

Professor Wayne Cristaudo’s area of interests combines the study of the nature of ‘human beings,’ the history and nature of ideas and social and political institutions, as well as how these also impact on the different characters of peoples and nations. The broad scope of Professor Cristaudo’s interests mean that his work has always been interdisciplinary and wide-ranging. His has written on political and social theory and philosophy, metaphysics, literature, love and evil, the Western tradition. 

His research interests also have led to an interest in the social and political dimension of religion, particularly Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Professor Cristaudo has supervised a broad array of topics from theses on European Politics to Development and International Politics, to Creative Arts, Literature and Social and Political Philosophy.

When: Thursday, September 7, at 15.30

Where: Kyiv School of Economics, room 408 

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