MARX 200

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.

John McDonnell MP, the Shadow Chancellor
Sarah Mosoetsa (professor of sociology at the National Institute for the Humanities & Social Sciences, Johannesburg)
Isabel Monal (editor of the Cuban theoretical journal Marx Ahora)
David McLellan (visiting professor of political theory at Goldsmith College, University of London)
Ben Fine (professor of economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)
John O’Neill (professor of political economy at Manchester University)
Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist)

Ann-Kathrin Krug, Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Berlin

Luo Wendong, deputy editor-in-chief of Social Sciences in China Press, Beijing


Plenary sessions will examine Marx’s contribution to:
• political economy and its relevance today – why Marx was right
• philosophy and human development – Marxism and the battle of ideas
• the international role of the working-class movement – Marxism as a force for change

Break-out sessions will address a broad range of themes including:
o class, race and gender
o neoliberalism and austerity
o Marxism and the environment
o nationalism and populism
o artificial intelligence and social media
o Marxism and culture
o state power and the power of the state
o Marxism and the present as history

May 5th, 2018 9:00 AM   through   5:00 PM
SOAS, University of London
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
United Kingdom

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