NYC
2019
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
H210
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Session 3: Saturday June 29th, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
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Amidst the palpable confusions regarding what sense to make of this world in a political conjuncture marked by Donald Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ US presidency as well as Europe's ongoing economic and migration crises, marked not only by Brexit at one end and the modern Greek tragedy at the other but also by the rise of the xenophobic political right at its central core, there are few certainties any longer regarding the trajectories of the leading states of global capitalism.  In this context the need for sober class analysis on the left to assess the balance of social forces as well as ambitious strategic thinking on how to change that balance to create space for socialist alternatives has never been greater. This is what this launch panel - featuring the contributors of four of the most original and important essays to the new volume of the Socialist Register - seeks to address.

Participants

Sean Kenji Starrs is assistant professor of international relations in the Department of Asian and International Studies at the City University of Hong Kong and formerly research affiliate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology under the supervision of Noam Chomsky. His research focusses...

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Alan W. Cafruny (Ph.D.) Cornell (1983), Henry Platt Bristol Professor of International Affairs, teaches in the areas of International Relations and European Politics.  He is the author of numerous books and scholarly articles, including most recently The European Union and Global...

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Leo Panitch is emeritus professor of political science at York University, co-editor (with Greg Albo) of the Socialist Register and co-author (with Sam Gindin) of The Making of Global Capitalism (Verso).

Doug Henwood is an American journalist, economic analyst, and financial trader who writes frequently about economic affairs. He publishes a newsletter, Left Business Observer, that analyzes economics and politics from a left-wing perspective, is co-owner and co-editor, along with Phillipa Dunne...

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Nicole Aschoff is the author of The New Prophets of Capital. The book examines the pervasive feeling that capitalism is leading us in the wrong direction and argues that it’s time for ideas that challenge the core assumptions of our for-profit system. In New Prophets she covers...

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Greg Albo teaches political economy at the Department of Political Science, York University, Toronto. He is currently co-editor of the Socialist Register. He is also on the editorial boards of Studies in Political Economy, Relay, Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, Canadian Dimension, The Bullet and...

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