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West End Lobby, 18th Floor, Patterson Office Tower, University of Kentucky

Start Date

25-4-2014 2:00 PM

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Held in conjunction with ST 600 "Market Failure, Famines and Crises," Dr. Alex Callinicos is the fourth speaker in the Committee on Social Theory Spring Lecture Series. His lecture is entitled "Bonfires of Illusions: the Twin Crises of the Liberal World." His lecture will discuss the future of new movements of anti-globalization. There are different forms of this movement and strategic dilemmas that involve using or avoiding violence. As such a movement can be organized against capitalism itself, the logic of competitive accumulation that drives the capitalist system threatens ecological catastrophe in addition to unemployment and lost jobs. Dr. Callinicos is a professor of European Studies at King's College London. His latest book is Imperialism and Global Political Economy Polity, 2009.

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Apr 25th, 2:00 PM

Bonfires of Illusions: The Twin Crises of the Liberal World

West End Lobby, 18th Floor, Patterson Office Tower, University of Kentucky

Held in conjunction with ST 600 "Market Failure, Famines and Crises," Dr. Alex Callinicos is the fourth speaker in the Committee on Social Theory Spring Lecture Series. His lecture is entitled "Bonfires of Illusions: the Twin Crises of the Liberal World." His lecture will discuss the future of new movements of anti-globalization. There are different forms of this movement and strategic dilemmas that involve using or avoiding violence. As such a movement can be organized against capitalism itself, the logic of competitive accumulation that drives the capitalist system threatens ecological catastrophe in addition to unemployment and lost jobs. Dr. Callinicos is a professor of European Studies at King's College London. His latest book is Imperialism and Global Political Economy Polity, 2009.