Panel/Workshop Organizer Last Name: 
Landy
Panel/Workshop Organizer First Name: 
Joanne
Panel/Workshop Organizer Affiliation: 
Joanne Landy is Co-Director of the Campaign for Peace and Democracy and a member of the New Politics editorial board.
Host/Sponsor: 
Campaign for Peace and Democracy; AKNY-Greece Solidarity Movement. New Politics magazine
Abstract: 
Join us to talk with Irish author Helena Sheehan about her new book The Syriza Wave: Surging and Crashing with the Greek Left. A seasoned activist and participant-observer, Sheehan adroitly places us at the center of the whirlwind beginnings of Syriza, its jubilant victory at the polls, and finally at Syriza’s surrender to the very austerity measures it once vowed to annihilate. Beginning as a strong Syriza supporter, Sheehan sees the party transformed from a horizon of hope to a vortex of despair. But out of the dust of defeat, she asks what we can learn from the Greek experience to help the left in Greece, the United States, and beyond succeed as it renews resistance to austerity. Monthly Review Press was happy to publish this book, which is available at http://monthlyreview.org/product/syriza_wave/
Co-director, Campaign for Peace and Democracy; Editorial board member, New Politics magazine; Member, AKNY-Greece Solidarity Movement