Tag: 2015 Fall

Europe versus Greece

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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).

Power & Principle: Progressives & Coalition Politics in the Philippines

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Walden Bello
"A Radical in the Congress: Opportunities and Constraints for the Left in a Liberal Democracy"
Tuesday, September 22, 4pm, 206 Ingraham
"Odyssey of a Filipino Progressive"
Wednesday, September 23, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public
Thursday, September 24, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

Co-sponsored by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies

WALDEN BELLO is senior analyst of Focus on the Global South and professor of sociology at the University of the Philippines. He is one of the leading critics of the current model of economic globalization, combining the roles of intellectual and activist. As a human rights and peace campaigner, academic, environmentalist and journalist, and through a combination of courage as a dissident, with an extraordinary breadth of published output and personal charisma, he has made a major contribution to the international case against corporate-driven globalization. During the fall 2015 semester, Bello is an Activist-in-Residence Writing Fellow with the Havens Center.

On Political and Cultural Subjectivity

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Stanley Aronowitz
“The Politics of Subjectivity and the Future of the Labor Movement”
Tuesday, October 6, 6pm, Madison Labor Temple, 1602 S. Park St., Room 201C
“Cultural & Psychoanalytic Aspects of Political Subjectivity”
Wednesday, October 7, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public
Thursday, October 8, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

Co-sponsored by the South Central Federation of Labor

STANLEY ARONOWITZ is distinguished professor of Sociology and urban education at CUNY Graduate Center. A former steelworker and union organizer, he is the author or editor of 27 books and over 200 articles. His latest books are Against Orthodoxy: Social Theory and its Discontents; The Death and Rebirth of American Labor: Toward a New Workers’ Movement; and Taking it Big: C.Wright Mills, and the Emergence of Political Intellectuals.

The Case for Coercion

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Jane Mansbridge
“Why We Need Coercion by the State”
Tuesday, October 13, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
“How to Get Legitimate Coercion”
Wednesday, October 14, 4pm, 8417 Social Science
Open Seminar for Students, Faculty and Public
Thursday, October 15, 12:20pm, 8108 Social Science

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Regional and International Studies

JANE MANSBRIDGE is Charles F. Adams Professor of Political Leadership and Democratic Values. She is the author of Beyond Adversary Democracy, an empirical and normative study of face-to-face democracy, and the award-winning Why We Lost the ERA, a study of anti-deliberative dynamics in social movements based on organizing for an Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. She is also editor or coeditor of the volumes Beyond Self-Interest, Feminism,Oppositional Consciousness, Deliberative Systems, and Negotiating Agreement in Politics. She was President of the American Political Science Association in 2012-13.  Her current work includes studies of representation, democratic deliberation, everyday activism, and the public understanding of free-rider problems. 

Turning a Moment into a Movement

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Max Rameau
“How Social Movements Change Society”
Tuesday, October 27, 4pm, 206 Ingraham Hall
“Black Community Control over the Police”
Wednesday, October 28, 7pm, Elvehjem L160, 800 University ave.
Organizing Workshop
Thursday, October 29, 7pm, UW South Madison Partnership, 2312 South Park Street

Co-sponsored by the Institute for Regional and International Studies

MAX RAMEAU is a Haitian born pan-African theorist, campaign strategist, organizer and author. He is co-founder of Take Back the Land, an organization dedicated to addressing issues of land, self-determination and homelessness in the black community. Rameau is the author of Take Back the Land, which recounts the experiences and political theory behind the Umoja village in the Liberty City section of Miami. Since 2013, he has been building the Center for Pan-African Development, a pan-African think tank, and the Positive Action Center, which provides movement theory, support and training to organizations engaged in anti-police brutality campaigns and the emerging demand of black community control over the police.