Tag: Europe

Women's Movements in Europe and North America: Political Challenges and State Responses

Amy Mazur & Dorothy Stetson
"Are Women's Movements Feminist?," Dorothy McBride Stetson
April 1, 2003, 3:30PM, 206 Ingraham
"The Varieties of State Feminism," Amy G. Mazur
April 2, 2003, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Science
Seminar for Students and Faculty
April 3, 2003, 12:20PM, 8108 Social Science

    Amy Mazur is Associate Professor of Political Science and Criminal Justice at Washington State University and co-convener of the Research Network on Gender Politics and the State. Professor Mazur is the author or editor of four books, including Gender Bias and the State and most recently, Theorizing Feminist Policy.  She has published articles in Political Research Quarterly, French Politics and Society, Policy Studies Journal, West European Politics, European Journal of Political Research, and Contemporary French Civilization.  

    Dorothy Stetson is Professor of Political Science at Florida Atlantic University and co-convener of the Research Network on Gender and the State. Professor Stetson’s research interests include women, politics and policy in advanced industrial states. She is the author or co-editor of several books, including Abortion: Public Policy in Comparative Perspective, Comparative State Feminism, and Women’s Rights in the U.S.A.: Policy Debates and Gender Roles.

Designs on Nature: The Politics of Biotechnology in Europe and the United States

Sheila Jasanoff
“Designs on Nature: The Politics of Biotechnology in Europe and the United States”
Thursday, April 21 2005, 4:00 pm, 8417 Social Science
The Imagined Earth: Reflections on the Human Place in Nature
Friday, April 22 2005, 3:45 pm. Grainger Hall Room 1100. Part of "Earth Day 2005:A Reconsideration of Human and Environmental Vulnerability".
Seminar for Students and Faculty
Friday, April 22 2005, 9:30 am, 4314 Social Science

Sheila Jasanoff is Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. Professor Jasanoff’s research centers on the role of science and technology in the political structures of modern democratic societies, with a particular focus on the use of science in law and public policy. She has written and lectured widely on problems of environmental regulation, risk management, and biotechnology in the United States, Europe, and India. Her books on these topics include Controlling Chemicals (1985), The Fifth Branch (1990), Science at the Bar (1995), and Designs on Nature (forthcoming, 2005). Jasanoff has served on the Board of Directors of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and as President of the Society for Social Studies of Science.

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).