URPE at the Left Forum

URPE will be sponsoring the following panels at the Left Forum (May 31-June 1, 2014).  Attend, participate, support URPE!

Prospects of the Global Crisis of Capitalism: Post-Keynesianism vs. Marxism?
A discussion on the prospects of the ongoing global crisis of capitalism. Convergence and divergence between the Post-Keynesian and Marxist views of capitalism
Speakers:
Matías Vernengo
David Laibman
David M. Brennan
Chair:
Julio Huato
Sat 10:00am – 11:50am
Room 9.68
http://www.leftforum.org/content/prospects-global-crisis-capitalism-post-keynesianism-vs-marxism

Financial Parasitism: Understanding the “Great Vampire Squid”
A discussion on the nature of modern capitalist finance to inform the struggles of the 99%
Speakers:
Michael Perelman
Michael Hudson
Julio Huato
Chair:
David Laibman
Sat 12:00pm – 01:50pm
Room 9.68
http://www.leftforum.org/content/financial-parasitism-understanding-great-vampire-squids

Iran: Is the Optimism Justified?
Analysis president Rouhani’s foreign policy, the state of the Iranian economy, and social challenges facing Iran, with emphasis on women status
Speakers:
Thomas O’Donnell
Hamid Zangeneh
Reza Ghorashi
Chair:
Hamideh Sedghi
Sat 12:00pm – 01:50pm
Room 8.67
http://www.leftforum.org/content/iran-optimism-justified

Challenging GMOs: Toward a More Transformative Movement
Discussion of case studies to better understand GMOs and the need for radical critiques of the food system
Speakers:
Andrea Brower
Amalia Leguizamón
Chaia Heller
Les Levidow
Chair:
Brian Tokar
Sat 12:00pm – 01:50pm
Room 1.92
http://www.leftforum.org/content/challenging-gmos-toward-more-transformative-movement

Latin America: Renewed Challenges and Opportunities for the Left
Renewed challenges and opportunities facing the Latin American left today, in light of the recent decline in oil commodities export
prices
Speakers:
George Ciccariello-Maher
Peter Bohmer
Chair:
Julio Huato
Sat 03:10pm – 04:50pm
Room 1.124
http://www.leftforum.org/content/latin-america-renewed-challenges-and-opportunities-left

Don’t Mourn, Organize!: The Radical Decentralist Politics of Social Ecologist Murray Bookchin
An overview of Bookchin’s politics of social ecology with particular focus on this radical decentralist program
Speakers:
Eleanor Finley
Chaia Heller
Brian Tokar
Damian White
Chair:
Debbie Bookchin
Sun 12:00pm – 01:50pm
Room 8.61
http://www.leftforum.org/content/dont-mourn-organize-radical-decentralist-politics-social-ecologist-murray-bookchin