[URPE] Summer Conference Schedule
al at economics.utah.edu
Sat Jul 29 11:11:17 MDT 2006
Dear URPE members,
The schedule below is almost complete - we know of one more talk we
are waiting for a title on, and we are waiting to see if a graduate panel will come
together, and there are always some last minute changes, but it's pretty complete.
We will send out one more iteratoin in a week.
So we are sending it out now, since there are only two weeks until the
conference. And though it is unlikely, there is the possibility that some URPE
members have procrastinated finalizing their plans to getting themselves there,
put it off to the last minute - yes, I know it is not in character with a typical URPE
person, but I do believe there might just be some who have done this.
As you can see, there is quite a bit of intellectually interesting stuff, and
also time for recreation/vacation at our new site.
So, we are looking forward to seeing you at the baptismal meeting of what
we hope will be a long time location ........
If you have any questions (including a last minute urge to present some
work) on workshops, contact Graham Cassano (who coordinated all the
workshops) at graham at xrgb.com. Any more general questions can be
addressed to either him or me, with my email being Al at economics.utah.edu.
In solidarity, Al and Graham.
Note: This is the tentative schedule as of the last week of July. There will
be a few changes. And if you have been thinking about presenting but have
not got in touch with us yet, there is still some room for additions - contact
Graham Cassano at Graham at xrgb.com
2006 URPE Summer Workshop/Retreat
Nationalism, Internationalism and
August 11 - 14, 2006
Camp Deer Run
Pine Bush, NY
FRIDAY, AUGUST 11
2:00 - 4:00. Steering Committee Meeting
4:00. REGISTRATION BEGINS AND CONTINUES ALL WEEKEND
5:00. RECEPTION/INTRODUCTION TO URPE
6:00. DINNER (NOTE ON ALL MEALS - to maximize the quality of the
(well prepared) food they serve, this camp has asked that we all show up at
(roughly) the same time, so the food can be served hot. It is one of a
number of things that will be done slightly differently at this camp than
where we were for the last decade and a half, and it sounds like it could
have some enriching aspects to it.
6:00. Graduate students who have already arrived meet over dinner.
7:00 - 9:00. PLENARY 1: LATIN AMERICA: BREAKING THE
Where Does Mexico Go from Here? David Barkin, Professor of Economics
at the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana-Xochimilco. His most recent
book (2006) is La Gestión de Agua Urbana en México. For those who do
not read Spanish, Wealth, Poverty and Sustainable Development is a recent
book that reflects a similar ecological approach. It is bilingual and can
now be downloaded free.
Financial Capitalism and the Economic State of Emergency in Brazil:
Abandoning the Developmental Perspective. Leda Paulani, Professor of
Economics at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Current president of the
SEP (URPE´s corresponding Political Economy organization in Brazil)
Chávez, Chavismo and Latin America's Lefts. Fred Rosen, a long-time
central figure in NACLA (North American Congress on Latin America).
His most recent book is an edited collection, Latin America After
Neoliberalism: Turning the Tide? (The New Press, 2006)
9:15 - 11:00. Informal socializing: catching up on old friends, getting to
know new ones.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 12
8:45 - 9:30
Site A: (continued discussion) Latin America: Breaking the Mold (David
Barkin, Leda Paulani, Fred Rosen)
9:45 - 10:40
Site A: Healthcare Finance and Class: The Role of the American
Corporation (Robert Kemp)
Site B: Socialism and the Political Economy of Contemporary China
10:55 - 11:50
Site A: Working for Ourselves: Household Production and Socialism
Site B: The Future of Immigration: A Light at the End of the Tunnel?
(Alex Julca, Germai Medhanie)
1:00 - 2:00. RECREATION. Swim, hike, relax with friends and enjoy the
2:15 - 3:45
Site A: Guramylay: Growing the Green Economy (Julie A. Matthaei,
Germai Medhanie and Zaira Sherifova)
Site B: Demand Side Policies and Grassroots Strategies for Sustainable
Development (Margaret Duncan, Laura Ebert and Maeve Powlick)
4:00 - 5:30. The DAVID GORDON LECTURE.
Changes in U.S. Capitalism Since the Reagan Era: Where Are We Now?
Michael Reich, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley and Director,
Institute of Industrial Relations.
7:00 - 9:00. PLENARY 2: Wars and Natural Resources
A War for Expensive Oil: What´s Itching the Bully in the China Shop?
Wadi´h Halabi currently serves on the Economics Commission of the
Communist Party USA.
Globalists vs Nationalists Resource Strategies . Jerry Harris is
Organizational Secretary of the Global Studies Association, and Professor
of History at DeVry University, Chicago. He has a forthcoming book, The
Dialectics of Globalization.
Resource Wars. William K. Tabb is Professor of Economics at Queens
College, City University of New York. His most recent book is Economic
Governance in the Age of Globalization (Columbia University Press,
9:30 - 12:00. ENTERTAINMENT. Dance (or just listen if you are a
fuddy-duddy!) to "Citizen Band," a 5 piece band that plays great rock-and-
roll, motown, etc.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 13
8:45 - 9:30.
Site A: (continued discussion) Wars and Natural Resources (Wadi´h
Halabi, Jerry Harris, Bill Tabb)
9:45 - 10:40
Site A: The Contradictory Imperatives of New Deal Banking Reform
Site B: Ecological Economics as Theory and Practice (David Barkin)
Site A: Hegemony Unfolding (Chris Rude)
Site B: Hunger and International Development: An Open Forum (Lane
12:00 Women´s Caucus meets over lunch.
1:00 - 2:15. Business meeting for URPE members. For others,
RECREATION. Swim, hike, relax with friends and enjoy the beautiful
2:30 - 3:45
Site A: Resisting Corporate Dominance of Local Political Economies;
Lessons from the Front Line of Struggle (Ward Morehouse, Carolyn Toll
Site B: Developments in Marxian Value-Theory (David Laibman and Gil
4:00 - 5:30.
Site A: New Approaches to Union Organizing in the U.S. (Nicole Blais,
Ethan Drozd, Brandynn Holgate)
Site B: Editors of Capitalism, Nature, Socialism on Green Commerce,
Nuclear Energy, the National Guard and the World Bank (Heather Rogers,
Karen Charmen, Tom Burgess, and Irwin Sperber)
7:00 - 9:00. PLENARY 3. Katrina: Race and Class
Abandoned Before the Storms: The Glaring Disaster of Gender, Race and
Class Disparities in the Gulf. Avis Jones-DeWeever, Director of the
Poverty, Education and Social Justice Program at the Institute for Women's
The Political Economy of Neighborhood Planning in Post Katrina New
Orleans. Khalil Tian Shahyd, Doctoral Student in Political Ecology at the
University of Delaware.
Alternative Policies for Rebuilding New Orleans. Linwood Tauheed,
Professor of Economics and Black Studies at the University of Missouri,
9:30 - 11:00. ENTERTAINMENT. Progressive (and otherwise good)
Folk Music. David Laibman and Gil Skillman
MONDAY, AUGUST 14
8:45 - 9:30.
Site A: (continued discussion) Katrina: Race and Class (Avis Jones-
DeWeever, Khalil Tian Shahyd, Linwood Tauheed)
Site A: URPE Reports on the World Social Forum (Mathew Bradbury,
Julie Matthaei, Germai Medhanie, Dave Shukla)
See you all next year!
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