[URPE] URPE SUMMER CONFERENCE -- REGISTER BY JULY 27 -- THIS WEEK!
urpe-moderator at lists.econ.utah.edu
urpe-moderator at lists.econ.utah.edu
Tue Jul 24 23:51:09 MDT 2007
2007 URPE SUMMER CONFERENCE
(Union for Radical Political Economics)
GLOBAL MIGRATION AND THE LOGIC OF CAPITALISM
Friday, Aug. 10 - Monday, Aug. 13
Camp Deer Run, Pine Bush, NY
See the URPE website -- http://urpe.org/urpesumm.html -- for information
on the camp: location, directions, facilities, rates, registration form,
Contact the URPE National Office if you have further questions:
urpe at labornet.org or 413-577-0806
Please register by July 27! Later registration involves an extra fee.
Download our flyer -- let others know about our conference:
FRIDAY, AUGUST 10
2:00 - 4:00 Steering Committee Meeting
4:00. REGISTRATION BEGINS AND CONTINUES ALL WEEKEND
5:00. RECEPTION/INTRODUCTION TO URPE
6:00. Graduate students who have already arrived meet over dinner.
7:00 - 9:00. PLENARY 1: THE CHANGING NATURE OF LABOR STRUGGLES IN THE
Theory and Practice: A Labor Activist Reflects on Controversies in
Economic Theory. Brian Callaci, Campaigner, UNITE HERE.
Building the Movement for a New Social Contract in New Haven,
Connecticut and Beyond. Gwen Mills, CT/RI Political Director, UNITE
HERE; Community Organizer, Connecticut Center for a New Economy.
Rebuilding the U.S. Labor Movement: Competing Visions and the Road Not
Taken. Mark Brenner, Labor Notes.
9:15 - 11:00. Informal socializing: catching up with old friends,
getting to know new ones.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 11
8:45 - 9:30 Continued discussion from the plenary session Friday night
9:45 - 10:40
Site A: After the War is Over: the Political Economy of the US
Neoliberal Military State. (Chris Rude)
Site B: Competition: the Birth of a New Science (Jim Case)
10: 55 -12:00
Site A: Immigration, Emigration, and the Irish past and present.
(Brendan Mark, Graham Cassano, Mike Ryan)
Site B: Political Economy perspectives of financial institutions in
economic development (Leanne Ussher, Laura Ebert, Rex McKenzie)
1:00 - 2:00. RECREATION. Swim, hike, relax with friends.
2:15 - 3:45.
Site A: The Political Economy of Motherhood (Marie Duggan, Tami Ohler,
Site B: Class Analysis and the Soviet Union (David Laibman, Rick Wolff,
4:00 - 5:30.
Site A: Monopoly Capitalism, Class Consciousness, and Organizing (Andrew
Jones, Dave Shukla, Chip Smith)
Site B : Theoretical Constructions of Household Production (Harriet
Fraad, Paddy Quick, Rick Wolff, Graham Cassano)
7:00 - 9:00. PLENARY 2: CAUSES AND CONSEQUENCES OF TRANSNATIONAL MIGRATION
Female Migrant Labor and the Global Integration of Labor Markets.
Salimah Valiani, Social and Economic Policy Department of the Canadian
Economic Insecurity and Remittances as Causes for Migration. Alex Julca,
Migration Chains to Chained Migration: The Rise of the U.S. Temporary
Migrants. Manny Ness, Professor of Political Science, Brooklyn College,
CUNY. A current previous book of his on this subject is Unions,
Immigrants and the New US labor Market.
9:15 - 12:00. ENTERTAINMENT. Back (but expanded!) by popular demand
(from us), dance and/or chill out to the phenomenal (it really is)
sounds of Soul Purpose. Here's what they say about their band:
SOUL PURPOSE is a seven-piece DANCE BAND-
Male and female lead vocals, sax, trumpet, guitar, bass, drums and
DANCE MUSIC is what we play. Combining the impact of a solid rhythm
section with dynamic horn lines and a powerful vocal presence, we've
been hitting the party, club, festival and wedding scene with a
"Soulful" punch since 1998. Our repertoire includes Soul, Motown, Rock,
Swing, Blues and Jazz. We play tunes that are irresistible---fun for
both dancers and listeners alike!
SUNDAY, AUGUST 12
8:45 - 9:30. Continued discussion from the plenary session Saturday night
9:45 - 10:40.
Site A: The Pillars of Marxist Theory (Alex Tokarev)
Site B: The Current State of Labor Studies Programs (Frances Boyes)
10:55 - 11:50
Site A: Evaluating the Rise of Neoliberalism in Latin America: the Cases
Argentina, Brazil and Mexico (Paul Cooney)
Site B: Recent Trends in Privatization of the Commons and International
Capital: The Rise of "Nature's Real Estate Agency" in New York and the
Global Economy (Irwin Sperber)
12:00. Women's Caucus meets over lunch.
1:00 - 2:00. BUSINESS MEETNG for URPE members. For non URPE members, a
recreation period as on Saturday
2:05 - 2:50.
Site A: Labor Migration and World Systems Theory (Paul Hancock)
Site B: Report on the Atlanta Social Forum (Germai Medhanie, Julie Matthaei)
3:05 - 4:00.
Site A: The High Cost of Free Trade (Jon Hunt)
Site B: Welfare Transformed: The Hidden Story (Robert Cherry)
4:15 - 5:45. The DAVID GORDON LECTURE
Radical Economics and Social Change Movements: Strengthening the Links
between Academics and Activists. Jim Stanford, Economist, Canadian Auto
Economics columnist, The Globe and Mail newspaper.
7:00 - 9:00.
Film and Discussion: Sacco andVanzetti (introduced by Rina Garst)
"Miller realizes that the political passions fuelled by Sacco and
Vanzetti in the 1920s are supremely pertinent to our own era's
democratic crises. Anti-immigrant paranoia, threats to civil liberties,
and rigged courtrooms are far from new. The film reminds a new
generation that these inequities became catalysts for an international
mass movement in the early part of the twentieth century." Cineaste.
9:30 - 11:00. ENTERTAINMENT. Radical Folk Music, led by David Laibman
and Gil Skillman. Bring your instruments, and be prepared to sing along!
MONDAY, AUGUST 13
8:50 - 9:45.
Site A: Book Symposium--The Politics of Immigration (David Wilson, Jane
Site B: Exploring the Solidarity Economy Framework and Founding the U.S.
Solidarity Economy (Germai Medhanie, Julie Matthaei)
9:55 - 10:50.
Site A: Measuring Wellbeing in a Meaningful Way. (Tom Masterson)
11:00 - 11.55
Site A: Cuba Update (Al Campbell, Susan Metz)
Site B: Transformation Central (Germai Medhanie, Julie Matthaei)
See you all next year!
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Size: 7821 bytes
Desc: not available
More information about the URPE-Announcements