Mapping the Left in Europe and North America

Host/Sponsor: 
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office
Room: 
1.107
Timeslot: 
SATURDAY June 3rd Session 1: 10:00am - 11:50am
Abstract: 
Recent euphoria, particularly over the rise of SYRIZA and PODEMOS in Europe and the Bernie Sanders campaign in the US, has quickly turned to despair for many on the left. How might we characterize the current state of the left in Europe and North America? How can we build our strength and position ourselves to win while simultaneously fighting ongoing neoliberal austerity and the rise of the nationalist right?
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker First Name: 
Albert
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Last Name: 
Scharenberg
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Affiliation: 
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Biography: 
Albert Scharenberg is co-director of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office: rosalux-nyc.org.
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator First Name: 
Catarina
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Last Name: 
Principe
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Affiliation: 
Bloco de Esquerda​ (Left Bloc), Portugal
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator First Name: 
Cornelia
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Last Name: 
Hildebrandt
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Affiliation: 
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung–Berlin
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Biography: 
Cornelia Hildebrandt works at the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung in Berlin, where she serves as senior advisor for research on political parties and deputy director of the Institute for Critical Social Analysis.
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator First Name: 
Ethan
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Last Name: 
Young
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Affiliation: 
Left Labor Project, New York
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Biography: 
Ethan Young writes and edits for the left and labor press. He currently works with Left Labor Project in NYC, Portside.org, People for Bernie Sanders and Democratic Socialists of America. Since 1965 he has worked in the peace movement, support for the Black Panther Party, Central America Solidarity Network (Chicago), and Socialist Dialogue (NYC), among other efforts. He has worked on the editorial staffs of Cuba Update and Monthly Review Press.
Panel/Workshop Organizer First Name: 
Ethan
Panel/Workshop Organizer Last Name: 
Earle
Panel/Workshop Organizer Affiliation: 
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office
 

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