A Multi-polar World in Resistance to a Hegemonic Global Model: The Venezuelan Case

Host/Sponsor: 
Bolivarian Circle Alberto Lovera NY
Room: 
1.108
Timeslot: 
SATURDAY June 3rd Session 2: 12:00pm - 1:50pm
Abstract: 
Venezuela has been the target of intesive attacks because of its resources and because of its geopolitical proposal for building a Multi-Polar world. This pannel will discuss how a Multi-Polar world is resisting the attempts at restablishing hegemonic dominance.
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker First Name: 
Daviana
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Last Name: 
Sebastian
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator First Name: 
Radhka
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Last Name: 
Desal
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Biography: 
Radhika Desai is Professor at the Department of Political Studies, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. She is the author ofSlouching Towards Ayodhya: From Congress to Hindutva in Indian Politics(2004) and Intellectualsand Socialism: 'Social Democrats' and the Labour Party(1994), a New Statesman and Society Book of the Month, and editor of Developmental and Cultural Nationalisms; a special issue of Third World Quarterly (2008). She is also the author of of numerous articles in Economic and Political Weekly, New Left Review, Third World Quarterly and other journals and in edited collections on parties, political economy, culture and nationalism. She is working on two books When Was Globalization? Origin and End of a US Strategyand The Making of the Indian Capitalist Class.
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator First Name: 
Nora
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Last Name: 
Delgado
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Biography: 
Nora Delgado (Tapipa, Caucagua), is an engineer and Venezuelan politician, currently Member of the National Assembly, for Circuit 5 of the state of Miranda. She is also a leader in the Afro-Venezuelan movement.
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator First Name: 
Arnold
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Last Name: 
August
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Biography: 
Arnold August holds a Master’s degree in political science from McGill University, Montreal (1970). From the mid-1970s to 1994, he worked as a researcher, political and trade union activist. The Montreal-based author, journalist and lecturer is the author of Democracy in Cuba and the 1997–98 Elections (Editorial José Martí, Havana, 1999). He has also contributed a chapter entitled “Socialism and Elections” to the edited collection Cuban Socialism in a New Century (University Press of Florida, 2004, Contemporary Cuba series edited by John Kirk). In 2013, Cuba and Its Neighbours: Democracy in Motion was co-published in English by Zed Books (UK) and Fernwood Publishing (Canada), distributed in the U.S. by University of Chicago Press. The countries under consideration are Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador and Cuba on the one hand and U.S. on the other. The common thread is participatory democracy. http://www.democracyintheus.com/bio.html
Panel/Workshop Organizer First Name: 
William
Panel/Workshop Organizer Last Name: 
Camacaro
 

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