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.

Draft Programme:

PLENARIES

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

  • 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

Marx, philosophy and human development – Marxism and the battle of ideas

  • David McLellan, Visiting Professor of Political Theory, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Isabel Monal, Editor of Marx Ahora, a Cuban theoretical journal

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

  • John McDonnell MP, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
  • Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary, Communist Party of India (Marxist)
  • Sarah Mosoetsa, Associate Professor of Sociology, at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

 

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Capitalism and new technology – has Marx been eclipsed?

  • Ursula Huws, Professor of Labour and Globalisation. Hertfordshire School of Business
  • Leo Impett (tbc)

Populist Nationalism

  • Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary, Communist Party of India (Marxist)
  • Francisco Dominguez, Middlesex University London

Neoliberalism, austerity and Marx

  • Ben Fine, Professor of Economics, SOAS, University of London
  • Denise Christie, Scottish Secretary, Fire Brigades Union

Class, race and gender: Marxism, exploitation and oppression

  • Mary Davis, Visiting Professor at Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Sarah Mosoetsa, Associate Professor of Sociology, at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, CEO of the National Institute for Humanities & Social Science

Marxism and culture

  • David Margolies, Emeritus Professor of English at Goldsmiths, University of London, Chair
  • Christine Lindey, Art historian and visual arts critic
  • Esther Leslie, Professor in Political Aesthetics, Birkbeck, University of London (tbc)

Marxism and the environment

  • Ted Benton, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Essex
  • John O’Neill, Hallsworth Chair in Political Economy, University of Manchester

Marxism and the present as history

  • Jonathan White, Chair
  • John Foster, Emeritus Professor, Social Sciences, University of the West of Scotland
  • Isabel Monal, Editor of Marx Ahora, a Cuban theoretical journal

State power and the power of the state

  • Marj Mayo, Chair
  • Luo Wendong, Professor at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • Faleh Jabar, Chair of the Iraq Institute for Strategic Studies, Beirut
May 5th, 2018 9:00 AM   through   5:00 PM
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London
WC1H 0XG
United Kingdom

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