"The Making of Global Capitalism and the Global Economic Crisis: What Can Be Done?"
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 1:30pm - 2:40pm
You’re invited to a free public lecture by and dialogue with Leo Panitch, Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science and Senior Canada Research Chair, York University, Toronto
Join Leo Panitch for a discussion of the roots of the 2007-08 economic crisis and how American capitalism has shaped the formation of the modern global capitalist system.
Panitch holds the MA & PhD from the London School of Economics. He is Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and is the Senior Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy and Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science at York University.
Professor Panitch was for many years a regular on CBC television's Face Off and CBC Radio's Commentary, and is currently a regular on The Real News. He was the General Co-editor of State and Economic Life series, U. of T. Press, from 1979 to 1995 and is the Co-founder and a Board Member of Studies in Political Economy.
Panitch is co-author of numerous books, including Global Capitalism and American Empire, The End of Parliamentary Socialism: From New Left to New Labour, Working-Class Politics in Crisis, and From Consent to Coercion: The Assault on Trade Union Freedoms. His most recent book, co-authored with Sam Ginden, The Making of Global Capitalism (Verso 2012), has been hailed as “an astonishingly illuminating account of the making of global capitalism through the organization of a global financial system under US hegemony since World War II. A must read for everyone who is concerned about where the future of capitalism might lie.” (David Harvey, author of The Enigma of Capital )
Multimedia Classroom building, room 6
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WSU Vancouver College of Arts & Sciences, the History Program, and the Center for Social & Environmental Justice
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