Commons Against and Beyond Capitalism

04/10/2014
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Room 9205
The concept of "The Commons" has become ubiquitous in the political, economic, and even the real estate language of our time; conservatives and anarchists alike use it in their political interventions. How, then, might the term's meaning and significance be clarified to help point beyond the capitalist horizon? On April 10, join George Caffentzis, Silvia Federici, and AK Thompson to discuss this question. [read more»]

VIDEO: Academics Writing Fiction- Ruth Behar and Paul Stoller in conversation

From Zora Neale Hurston to Raymond Williams, academics have sometimes turned to fiction as a way of accessing deeper truths than what is possible through academic research and writing. Scholars have lauded fictional dramas such as The Wire for showing the interconnectedness of urban inequality in ways that academic work has failed to do. In this panel, anthropologists Ruth Behar [read more»]

Dialogue on Chile After Pinochet: Jose Aylwin and David Harvey discuss.

02/26/2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Martin E. Segal Theatre
Join Jose Aylwin, founder of Observatorio Ciudadono http://observatorio.cl/, and CPCP's David Harvey as they discuss Chile after Pinochet on the evening of February 26th. Their conversation will explore the changes in Chile after the period of dictator Augusto Pinochet's neoliberal experiment, and the struggles of indigenous Mapuche in the face of extractive ecological processes. [read more»]

Is Imperialism a Relevant Category in the Age of Globalized Finance? A discussion with Prabhat Patnaik and David Harvey

02/25/2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Room 9206/9207
Some hold the view that “imperialism” is no longer a useful category in the era of globalization. The tendency toward a homogenization of the two segments of the globe, the advanced and the backward countries, undermines the meaningfulness of the concept of imperialism. Prabhat Patnaik argues, against this view, that the concept of imperialism has abiding relevance. Dr Patnaik will be joined in discussion by Professor David Harvey of the Center for Place, Culture and Politics. [read more»]