Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Debate on the American Empire

‘THE GLOBALISATION LECTURES’
Organised by the Department of Development Studies School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) University of London Convenor: Prof. Gilbert Achcar
2009-2010 This event is cosponsored by Historical Materialism Conference 2009 (27-29 November)

THE AMERICAN EMPIRE IN LIGHT OF THE GLOBAL CRISIS
A DEBATE BETWEEN PROF. ALEX CALLINICOS AND PROF. LEO PANITCH
Wednesday 25 November, 6:30pm SOAS, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Alex Callinicos was born in Zimbabwe. After teaching political philosophy for many years at the University of York, he is now Professor of European Studies at King’s College London. His most recent books are The Resources of Critique and Imperialism and Global Political Economy. His next book Bonfire of Illusions: The Twin Crises of the Liberal World will appear early next year.

Leo Panitch is the Senior Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy and Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science at York University, Toronto, and the co-editor of The Socialist Register. His most recent books are American Empire and the Political Economy of Global Finance, and Renewing Socialism: Transforming Democracy, Strategy and Imagination.

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