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2017

January

23/01/17
24/01/17
  • Retail Shift: Transforming Work and Gender in Global Production
  • Professor Stephanie Barrientos
  • The expansion of global retail has significant implications for analysis of work and gender. Within the retail sector supermarkets, agrifood and manufacturing brands play a central role transforming production, processing, distribution and consumption across developed and developing countries.

25/01/17
31/01/17

February

01/02/17
02/02/17
  • The Origins and Future of American Alliances
  • Professor Victor Cha
  • Professor Victor Cha of Georgetown University and CSIS/Center for Strategic and International Studies is giving a talk on The Origins and Future of American Alliances.

02/02/17
07/02/17
08/02/17
08/02/17
13/02/17
21/02/17
  • Economic Inequality and Gender Inequality
  • Professor Diane Elson
  • Economic inequality is now of major concern to both mainstream and heterodox economists.  Gender inequality has always been of major concern to feminist economists, but is often ignored by both mainstream and heterodox economists. This talk will explore the intersections between these two aspects of inequality and discuss what difference it makes if gender is brought  into analysis of economic inequality.

22/02/17
28/02/17
  • The Russian Revolution and Global Development: Lessons from the First Hundred Years
  • Tariq Ali, Professor August H. Nimtz, Professor Tamás Krausz
  • The Russian Revolution was the greatest anti-capitalist uprising in history, and from its origins, sparked controversy, chaos, imagination and hope. It began with the dismantling of the Tsarist autocracy in February 1917 and its replacement with a provisional government; by October, the provisional government was also overthrown.

March

01/03/17
01/03/17
07/03/17
  • Capitalism and the Sea: Sovereignty, Territory and Accumulation in the Global Ocean
  • Dr Liam Campling, Alejandro Colás
  • We introduce the term ‘terraqueous territoriality’ to analyse a particular relationship between capitalism as a social formation, and the sea as a natural force. Focusing on three spaces – exclusive economic zones (EEZs), the system of ‘flags of convenience’, and multilateral counter-piracy initiatives.

08/03/17
14/03/17
15/03/17
16/03/17
  • Hannes Baumann Book Launch
  • Dr. Hannes Baumann
  • Dr. Hannes Baumann will be discussing his new book, 'Citizen Hariri - Lebanon’s Neoliberal Reconstruction'.

22/03/17