Tag: Economic Crisis


Liza Featherstone & Doug Henwood
LIZA FEATHERSTONE: "Do Americans Hate Politics and Love Shopping?"
Tuesday, March 16, 4 pm, 8411 Social Science
DOUG HENWOOD: "The Crisis is Over: What Next?"
Wednesday, March 17, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
FEATHERSTONE & HENWOOD: Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public
Thursday, March 18, 12:20 pm, 8108 Social Science

The Dialectics of Social Change

David Harvey
"Crisis Theory and the Current Conjuncture"
Tuesday, November 9, 4pm, 5208 Social Science
"A Commentary on Marx's Method"
Wednesday, November 10, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty, and Public
Thursday, November 11, 12:20pm, 3470 Social Science


Co-sponsored by Global Studies and the UW Geography Department

DAVID HARVEY is Distinguished Professor at the City University of New York (CUNY) and Director of The Center for Place, Culture and Politics. Professor Harvey is a leading theorist in the field of urban studies whom Library Journal called "one of the most influential geographers of the later twentieth century." He was formerly professor of geography at Johns Hopkins, a Miliband Fellow at the London School of Economics, and Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography at Oxford. His reflections on the importance of space and place (and more recently "nature") have attracted considerable attention across the humanities and social sciences. His highly influential books include Social Justice and the City (1973); The Limits to Capital (1982); The Condition of Postmodernity (1989); Justice, Nature, and the Geography of Difference (1996); Spaces of Hope (2000); and Spaces of Capital: Towards a Critical Geography (2001); The New Imperialism (2003); and Spaces of Global Capitalism (2006). His most recent book is The Enigma of Capital and the Crises of Capitalism (Oxford University Press, 2010).


Politics in the Age of Scarcity

Liza Featherstone & Doug Henwood
"The Crisis is Over: What Next?" (Doug Henwood)
Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
"Behind the Mirror: Focus Groups and What they Reveal" (Liza Featherstone)
Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty, and Public
Thursday, February 17, 2011, 12:20 pm, 8108 Social Science

LIZA FEATHERSTONE is a contributing writer to The Nation magazine. She also writes for Slate, The New York Times, Columbia Journalism Review, among others, and is the author of Selling Women Short: The Landmark Battle for Workers’ Rights at Wal-Mart, and co-author of Students Against Sweatshops. Featherstone has been a Knight-Bagehot Fellow in Business and Economics Journalism at Columbia University, and now teaches at City University of New York and New York University.

DOUG HENWOOD is editor and publisher of Left Business Observer, a newsletter which covers a wide range of economic and political topics, including income distribution and poverty, the globalization of finance and production, and the economics of energy. Henwood is a contributing editor of The Nation, and hosts a weekly radio program on WBAI (New York). He is the author of Wall Street, The State of the USA, and After the New Economy, and is in the early stages of a book on the current American ruling class.

The Origins of the European Economic Crisis

Costas Lapavitsas
"Financialisation Leads to Crisis: The Turmoil of 2007-2009"
Tuesday, April 24, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
"Eurozone Crisis: The Route to Breaking Up"
Wednesday, April 25, 2pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public
Thursday, April 26, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

Co-sponsored by GLOBAL STUDIES

COSTAS LAPAVITSAS is Professor of Economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and member of Research on Money and Finance. He has worked on the political economy of money and finance, on the history of economic thought, on development economics and on the Japanese economy. He has published widely in several languages. He his the author of Political Economy of Money and Finance (Macmillan, 1999), Social Foundations of Money, Market and Credit (Routledge, 2003), and Financialised Capitalism: Expansion and Crisis (Maia Ediciones, 2009) His forthcoming publications include Financialisation in Crisis (Brill, 2012) and Financialised Capitalism (Palgrave, 2013). He has worked extensively on the global economic unrest that began in 2007, particularly on the Eurozone crisis.


The Thursday seminar will be on the subject of the Eurozone crisis and the necessary materials are the three RMF reports on the issue, which can be freely accessed on www.researchonmoneyandfinance.org. The reports contain references to all necessary readings.

Europe versus Greece

Leo Panitch
“European Realities and Left Illusions”
Wednesday, September 16, 4pm 206 Ingraham Hall
“The Possibilities and Limits of Syriza”
Thursday, September 17, 4pm 8417 Social Science
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public
Thursday, September 17, 7pm 1101 Grant Street

LEO PANITCH is the Canada research chair in comparative political economy and distinguished research professor of Political Science at York University, Toronto. For the past three decades, he has been editor of the Socialist Register. His book (with Sam Gindin), The Making Of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy Of American Empire (2012) was awarded the Deutscher book prize in the UK and the Davidson book prize in Canada. Among his many other books are In and Out of Crisis: The Global Financial Meltdown and Left Alternatives (2010); Renewing Socialism: Transforming Democracy, Strategy and Imagination (2008), and The End of Parliamentary Socialism: From New Left to New Labour (2001).