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BISA Conference 2022: The politics of austerity

BISA Conference 2022: The politics of austerity

Tuesday 14 June 2022, 18:00 - 19:15 (BST)
Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building

Join this free panel discussion, part of the 2022 BISA Conference

Newcastle was the epicentre of the 2008 financial crisis (with the collapse of Northern Rock), and has suffered disproportionately from the austerity programme that followed, experiencing £327 million in cuts to the Newcastle Council budget alone. Thus, it is a fitting location a decade on to reflect upon what makes austerity possible and what austerity makes possible in its wake, including community led resistance and regeneration. Our esteemed panel will discuss dynamics traversing markets, finance, austerity, inequalities, and world politics.

This event is free and open to the general public. All are welcome.


  • Amanda Bailey (North East Child Poverty Commission)
  • Matt Davies (Senior Lecturer in International Political Economy, Newcastle University)
  • Stuart Macintosh (Executive Director of the Group of Thirty)
  • Jane Robinson (Pro-Vice Chancellor, Engagement and Place, Newcastle University)
  • Tracy Shildrick (Professor of Inequalities, Newcastle University)

About BISA 2022 Conference

The British International Studies Association (BISA) conference is renowned for being inclusive, diverse and friendly. We bring together a worldwide community of specialists to discuss, promote and develop international studies.

In 2022 we’re asking: Is the world able to cooperate effectively to address to global challenges? With global attention turned towards the pandemic, what major shifts in global politics are taking place out of sight? Does the digitisation of international politics create new forms of hybrid activism and change, or augment existing divides and inequalities? And how do we access international politics?