In the Ruins of the Present: Neoliberalism and Cruel Populism Suffocate the Future


'Vijay Prashad is a charismatic speaker and writer who helps his audience find their political and ethical coordinates in a rapidly changing world. His accessible, jargon-free prose and clearly articulated ideas shed light on the workings of economic policy, race, and imperialism that shapes the lives of many people. He makes the obscure, fathomable and emphasizes the urgency of people’s engagement with ideas, institutions, and politics to bring about progressive transformation in the world. Many will also appreciate his commitment to optimism and refusal to be pessimistic despite the Ruins of the Present.'

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Sponsored by the Center for Emerging Worlds, Institute for Humanities Research, the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Department of History, Community Studies Program, the Feminist Studies Department, the Politics Department, Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, Science and Justice Research Center, Oakes College, Stevenson College, Porter College, and Crown College.


Event dates

05/02/2017 - 5:00pm


Location details 

Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, 705 Front Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060





Sponsored by 

The Center for Emerging Worlds


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Social Sciences