[URPE] URPE Summer Conference: ALTERNATIVES! Aug. 20-23
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Mon Aug 1 08:47:43 MDT 2005
UNION FOR RADICAL POLITICAL ECONOMICS (URPE) SUMMER CONFERENCE:
Camp Chinqueka, Bantam, Connecticut
Saturday, August 20 - Tuesday, August 23, 2005
For several years now, people have asked for a Summer Workshop/Retreat focused on alternatives - what can we do in the face of this brutal hegemonic world social-political-economic order? This year's workshop will be focused on this (with lots of other topics addressed in the workshops as well). It promises to be very interesting, and given the despair that has overcome fighters for social justice, inspiring - there are plenty of ways to fight back, and beyond that, there are plenty of important challenges to the hegemonic order going on right now.
Camp Chinqueka is located by Mt. Tom State Park in Western CT. The camp provides opportunities for swimming, boating, tennis, basketball, soccer and hiking. The relaxed environment of the camp provides a good setting for informal discussions and social interaction. Children are welcome, and full child care is provided at no additional charge for people who register early.
Plan to join us - it will be both informative and fun!
KEEP CHECKING THE URPE WEBSITE (WWW.URPE.ORG) FOR THE COMPLETE CONFERENCE PROGRAM -- WORKSHOPS ARE STILL BEING ADDED.
The URPE website, www.urpe.org, also gives you other information on the conference and how to get there. You can reach the URPE National Office at 413-577-0806 or send an email to urpe at labornet.org.
PLENARIES AND SPECIAL EVENTS:
Policy Implications of No Child Left Behind
Susan Williams McElroy, Professor of Economics & Education Policy, The University of Texas at Dallas
Be Utopian: Demand the Realistic
Robert Pollin, Professor of Economics and Co-Director of the Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Author most recently of Contours of Descent: U.S. Economic Fractures and the Landscape of Global Austerity
Labor Policy: What are the Questions?
Gil Skillman, Professor of Economics at Wesleyan University, co-author with Joyce Jacobsen of Labor Markets and Employment Relationships, and co-editor of Eastern Economic Journal
RESTRUCTURING SOCIAL RELATIONS
The Transformative Moment: Personal Healing and the Restructuring of Economic Relations
Julie Matthaei, Professor of Economics, Wellesley College
Commodity Fetishism: A Concept for Organizing Sweatshop Labor
John Miller, Professor of Economics, Wheaton College
Re-embedding the Rural Economy: Social Capital, Economic Justice, and Environmental Stewardship
Héctor Sáez, Professor of Economics, Community Development and Applied Economics Program and Environmental Program, University of Vermont
ALTERNATIVES TO CAPITALISM
How Do We Begin to Get Serious About an American Transitional Strategy?
Gar Alperovitz, Professor of Political Economy, University of Maryland. Author most recently of Beyond Capitalism: Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty and Our Democracy
New Possibilities for a Democratic Planned Economy
Allin Cottrell, Professor of Economics, Wake Forest University
Robin Hahnel, Professor of Economics, American University. Author most recently of Economic Justice and Democracy: From Competition to Cooperation
GRADUATE STUDENTS AND HETERODOX ECONOMICS
Grad student participants to be announced
DAVID GORDON LECTURE
The Future Within the Present: Seven Theses for a Robust 21st-Century Socialism
David Laibman, Professor of Economics, Brooklyn College and Graduate School, CUNY; Editor, Science & Society
SPECIAL CONFERENCE EVENT - Two workshops organized in conjunction with the Association for Economic and Social Analysis (AESA):
A Class Analysis of Socialism and Communism: What Was the USSR?
Stephen Resnick, Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Richard Wolff, Professors of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Agents for Socialism and Community: Flirting with Aristotle?
Ted Burczak, Professor of Economics, Denison University: Socialism After Hayek
Philip Kozel, Professor of Economics, Connecticut College: Aristotle and Local Currency Movements
SEE URPE WEBSITE (WWW.URPE.ORG) FOR FULL LISTING OF WORKSHOPS
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