In 2005, as globalisation flourished, writer Thomas Friedman said the ‘world is flat’, suggesting it offered a level commercial playing field. Over a decade later, Thomas is joined by economist Richard Holden, Washington Post columnist Sebastian Mallaby and the ACTU president Ged Kearney to discuss globalisation and inequality in a new world of walls, trade barriers and immigration control. Moderated by ABC’s Emma Alberici, the panel will examine globalisation in the era of Trump and Brexit, and will consider where today’s political climate may take us.

Supported by UNSW Arts & Social Sciences.

Emma Alberici (Australian)

Emma Alberici

Emma Alberici is the ABC’s Chief Economics Correspondent and a roving foreign correspondent. Her career began at News Limited's Herald Sun before moving to the Nine Network for 10 years. In 2002 she took a job at the ABC where she’s been 7.30's Finance Editor, a senior reporter on radio and the Europe Correspondent based in London for four years. Emma returned to Australia to host ABC TV's Lateline, which she presented for six years until December 2017. She is the author of three editions of The Small Business Book and is currently writing a memoir.