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Land, Money, and Movements Mini-Conference

On February 14, 2014, despite the snow, as part of the Sawyer Seminar on 21st Century Capitalism, the Arrighi Center for Global Studies hosted a mini-conference on Land, Money, and Movements. It began with Professor Saturnino Borras from the International Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, speaking on “Transnational Agrarian Movements: Critical Reflections.” Professor Borras […]


Professors George Caffentzis and Silvia Federici on “Debt, Financialization, and the Production of the Common”

Professors George Caffentzis and Silvia Federici presented a talk on “Debt, Financialization, and the Production of the Common” on January 31st, 2014 as part of the Sawyer Seminar on 21st Century Capitalism organized by the Arrighi Center for Global Studies. Professor Caffentzis is a professor at the University of Southern Maine and Professor Federici is a professor […]


Professor Vladimir Popov Talk on “Great Divergences, Great Convergences: China, Russia and the West”

Professor Vladimir Popov gave a talk entitled “Great Divergences, Great Convergences: China, Russia and the West,” on December 6, 2013, as part of the Sawyer Seminar on 21st Century Capitalism organized by the Arrighi Center for Global Studies. Professor Popov is currently a professor at the New Economic School in Moscow and an Interregional Adviser in DESA, […]


Professor Amy Niang Talk on “Prosperity without Morality: Ransoming, Ordering and Social Justice in the Sahel”

Professor Amy Niang delivered a talk on “Prosperity without Morality: Ransoming, Ordering and Social Justice in the Sahel” on November 18, 2013 as part of the Sawyer Seminar on 21st Century Capitalism. Niang teaches at University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa and is the Programme Director of the Pan African Cultural and Research Institute, Senegal.


Professor Maurizio Atzeni Talk

Professor Maurizio Atzeni gave a talk entitled “Crisis, Models of Capital Accumulation and Forms of Labor Unrest: The Experience of Argentina in the Last Two Decades” on November 15, 2013, as part of the Sawyer Seminar on 21st Century Capitalism organized by the Arrighi Center for Global Studies. Professor Atzeni teaches at Loughborough University, United […]


Interdisciplinary Workshop on “Agrarian Development in China: Legacies and Prospects”

On November 1, 2013, The Arrighi Center for Global Studies co-sponsored an interdisciplinary workshop entitled Agrarian Development in China: Legacies and Prospects with the East Asian Studies Program. The keynote speech was delivered by Prof. Forrest Zhang from the Department of Sociology at Singapore Management University on “Commodification without Proletarianization: Rural Households’ Social Reproduction in China’s […]


Professor Peter Jacobs Talk on “South Africa’s Contemporary Agrarian Problems: The Political Economy of the Agrarian Question Revisited”

On October 18 2013, Dr. Peter Jacobs delivered a talk entitled “South Africa’s Contemporary Agrarian Problems: The Political Economy of the Agrarian Question Revisited” as part of the Sawyer Seminar on 21st Century Capitalism. Dr. Peter Jacobs is a research specialist in the Economic Performance and Development Research Programme of the Human Sciences Research Council, Cape […]


Professor Brenner Talk on “Urban Theory without an Outside”

Prof. Neil Brenner delivered a talk on “Urban Theory without an Outside” on September 27, 2013 as part of the Sawyer Seminar on 21st Century Capitalism. Brenner is Professor of Urban Theory at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) and the coordinator of the newly founded Urban Theory Lab GSD. His writing and teaching focus on […]


Professor Moore Talk on “The End of Cheap Food? Agriculture and Accumulation Crisis in the Capitalist World-Ecology”

As part of the Sawyer Seminar Series, Prof. Jason W. Moore gave a talk entitled “The End of Cheap Food? Agriculture and Accumulation Crisis in the Capitalist World-Ecology” on September 20, 2013. Moore is a professor at Binghamton University (Fernand Braudel Center and Sociology) and he has published extensively on agro-ecology and the history of capitalism […]


Professor Chase-Dunn Talk on “Crisis of What?: End of capitalism or new systemic cycle of capitalist accumulation”

On September 13, 2013, Professor Christopher Chase-Dunn gave a talk entitled “Crisis of What?: End of capitalism or new systemic cycle of capitalist accumulation” as part of the Fall 2013 Sawyer Seminar Series, “Capitalism in the 21st Century”. Prof. Chase-Dunn is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Director of the Institute for Research on World-Systems at the […]