Marx 200

Marx 200

Marx200

A major international conference celebrating Marx’s work and exploring the significance of Marxism in the world today

Organised by the Marx Memorial Library on the bicentenary of Marx's birth

9.45 - 10.45        

Plenary: Marx’s contribution to political economy and its                                                             relevance today - why Marx was right

                Chair: Harsev Bain

                Speakers:

                Ben Fine, Professor of Economics, SOAS, University of London

                Luo Wendong, Professor at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

                Anne-Kathrin Krug, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Berlin

10.45 - 11.15      Coffee (refreshments not provided)

11.15 - 12.30      Sessions

                Neoliberalism, austerity and Marx

                Chair: John Foster

                Speakers:

                Ben Fine, Professor of Economics, SOAS, University of London

                Denise Christie, Scottish Secretary, Fire Brigades Union

                Capitalism and new technology – has Marx been eclipsed?

                Chair: Anne Field

                Speakers:

                Ursula Huws, Professor of Labour and Globalisation. Hertfordshire School of Business

                Alan Blackwell, Professor of Interdisciplinary Design, Computer Laboratory, University of                Cambridge

                Class, race and gender: Marxism, exploitation and oppression

                Chair: Will Sullivan

                Speakers:

                Mary Davis, Visiting Professor of Labour History at Royal Holloway, University of London

                Sarah Mosoetsa, Associate Professor of Sociology, at the University of the Witwatersrand,                 Johannesburg, CEO National Institute for Humanities & Social Science

                Marxism and the environment

                Chair: Richard Clarke

                Speakers:

                Ted Benton, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Essex

                John O’Neill, Hallsworth Chair in Political Economy, University of Manchester

12.30 - 13.30      Lunch (not provided)

 

13.30 - 14.45     

Plenary: Marx, philosophy and human development - Marxism and the battle of ideas

                Chair: Alex Gordon

                Speakers:

                David McLellan, Visiting Professor of Political Theory, Goldsmiths, University of London

                Isabel Monal, Editor of Marx Ahora, a Cuban theoretical journal

                Li Xiaoxiao, Deputy Director of Marxism Department at the Chinese Academy of Social                     Sciences

14.45 - 15.15      Coffee (refreshments not provided)

15.15 - 16.30      Sessions

                Marxism and the present as history

                Chair: Vijay Prashad

                Speakers:

                John Foster, Emeritus Professor, Social Sciences, University of the West of Scotland

                Isabel Monal, Editor of Marx Ahora, a Cuban theoretical journal

                Marxism and culture

                Chair: Bruni de la Motte

                Speakers:

                David Margolies, Emeritus Professor of English at Goldsmiths, University of London

                Christine Lindey, Art historian and visual arts critic

                Populist Nationalism

                Chair: Nisar Ahmed

                Speakers:

                Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary, Communist Party of India (Marxist)

                Francisco Dominguez, Head of Brazil and Latin American Studies, Middlesex University                    London

                The role of the state

                Chair: Marj Mayo

                Speakers:

                Luo Wendong, Professor at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

                Vijay Prashad, Executive Director of Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research

16.30 - 17.45     

Plenary: Into the 21st century: Marxism as a force for change today

                Chair: Mary Davis

                Speakers:

                John McDonnell MP, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer

                Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary, Communist Party of India (Marxist)

                Sarah Mosoetsa, Professor of Sociology, at the National Institute for the Humanities and                 Social Sciences, Johannesburg

Monday, 22 January 2018 09:12

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