Upcoming Events

On the Ruins of the Present: Imperialism Today

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<Dhaka> Tomorrow, January 11, I'll be giving a lecture - On the Ruins of the Present: Imperialism Today - in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Thanks to Shahidul Alam, the crack photographer, for asking me to give the Golam Kasem Lecture 2018 (Golam Kasem, known as Daddy, was a pioneer photographer of Bangladesh - on whom, see Shahidul's essay: http://www.shahidulnews.com/when-the-mind-says-yes.). The photo is by Golam Kasem.
 

 

Programme:

6:00 pm Welcome Address 
Shahidul Alam, Managing Director, Drik

6:10 pm 7th Golam Kasem Daddy Lecture 
Vijay Prashad
‘The Ruins of the Present: Imperialism Today’

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Exploiting Anti-Semitism

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'Come listen to the discussion on Exploiting Anti-Semitism and how the charge of anti-semitism silences criticism of Israeli Policy. The discussion will feature speakers: Vijay Prashad, Professor of International Studies at Trinity College, Joseph Levine, Professor of Philosophy at UMass Amherst, and Sut Jhally, Professor of Communication at UMass Amherst. '

Sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace, Media Education Foundation, and the Departments of Communication, Philosophy, History, African-American Studies and Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies. 

 

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Reinventing Revolution Conference

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On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, the Reinventing Revolution Conference will focus on radical traditions that were inspired by, extended, or challenged the legacies of the Bolsheviks in engagement with the struggles for decolonization. The conference will include two panels—“Decolonizing Revolution: Circuits of Knowledge, Struggle and Solidarity” and “What’s Left of the Left? Alternative Futures”—, an art talk "The Art of Decolonization", and a roundtable discussion, “Radical Imaginaries, Radical Feminisms: The Third World Revisited.” Discussants such as Pam

England

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<England> Will be doing a series of events in England this week:

(1) London (November 2): Helping release Bhabanistan Bhabanistan's book - Hindu Fundamentalism and the Spirit of Capitalism in India - at Marx Memorial Library at 5pm on November 2.

(2) London (November 2): Speaking at Marx Memorial Library at 7pm on November 2 on 'The Russian Revolution, Imperialism and the Current Crisis', (https://www.marx-memorial-library.org/index.php…).

(3) Cambridge (November 3): Speaking at Cambridge University's King's College on February 3 from 5pm to 7pm at the Audit Room on 'The October Revolution

The Russian Revolution in Latin America and the Global South

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Join us October 25 for this Facebook event commemorating the Russian Revolution and its impact on Latin America and the Global South, live onteleSUR English.

2017 marks 100 years since arguably one of the most important events in modern history: the Russian Revolution. 

Aside from being the first time in history that workers together with peasants and soldiers, lead by Lenin and the Bolsheviks, took power and revolutionized the entirety of Russian society, the revolution had major global implications; from threatening the European ruling class with the spread of revolt across the continent

Divest from the War Machine Summit

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CODEPINK invites you to learn with us as we kick off a Divest from the War Machine campaign. Join us and a broad coalition of partner organizations for a day of examining the current state of the war machine (surprise- it’s thriving!) and learning the skills and knowledge necessary to use divestment as a tool to shine a critical light on the weapons producers that supply and profit from deadly hyper-militarism both at home and abroad. 

 

Speaker Vijay Prashad: 

Taking on the War Machine

4:00pm - 4:30pm, October 21, 2017

(October 21, 2017 at 9am - October 22, 2017)

 

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Western Bombs, Eastern Societies: The Destruction of Nations and Responsibility to Protect (R2P)

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The Penn State School of International Affairs

Lewis Katz Building
University Park, PA 16802
Telephone: (814) 863-0788 

 

After the fiasco of the Iraq War of 2003, the West pushed for a new mandate through the UN called the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) in 2005. This new mandate revived ideas of humanitarian intervention that had been called into question from the detritus of Iraq. No lessons were learned. After R2P came Libya, a society now in ruins, and then came Syria, a country whose civil war had been fanned along even as no good outcome seemed on the horizon. This talk by Vijay

Vijay Prashad No Brasil

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III Semana de Relações Internacionais UFABC-UNIFESP

3-5 de outubro de 2017, Campus São Bernardo do Campo da UFABC

 

GT 1 – Política Externa Brasileira

- Luana de Barros Dratovsky, "TRANSFERÊNCIA DE POLÍTICAS PÚBLICAS DE SEGURANÇA ALIMENTAR: O CASO DA COOPERAÇÃO BRASILEIRA NO TIMOR-LESTE". UNIFESP.

- Natalia Ferrari Ribeiro, "OBJETIVOS PARA O DESENVOLVIMENTO GLOBAL: MEIOS DE IMPLEMENTAÇÃO NO BRASIL PARA A TERRITORIALIZAÇÃO DOS ODS". Universidade Anhembi Morumbi.

- Mauricio José Caires Doro, "AS RELAÇÕES BRASIL-CHINA NO SÉCULO XXI". UNIFESP.

- Rodrigo Gallo, "INTERNACIONALIZAÇÃO DAS

Opening Gala, with MillerComm lecture by Vijay Prashad

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Hosted by Ten Days that Shook the World, Ten Days that Shake the Campus

 

Wednesday, September 6
Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum
Reception at 6:30pm, Address at 7:30pm
A Center for Advanced Study/MillerComm Event

What did the Russian Revolution look like from India or Egypt or Southern Africa? What aspirations did it carry, what sentiment did it hold for people held in thrall of European colonialism? Why was it that these anti-colonial movements celebrated when Japan defeated the Tsarist forces in 1904 and then when the ordinary Russian people rose up in 1905? Why did Gandhi, sitting in South