Center News & Announcements Archive


Professor Radhika Desai on “Beyond Hegemonies: Reassessing the History of Imperialism”

Professor Radhika Desai on “Beyond Hegemonies: Reassessing the History of Imperialism”
Professor Radhika Desai presented a talk on “Beyond Hegemonies: Reassessing the History of Imperialism” on February 28th, 2014 as part of the Sawyer Seminar on 21st Century Capitalism organized by the Arrighi Center for Global Studies. Professor Desai is a professor at the University of Manitoba. Her presentation was derived from her recent book Geopolitical […]


Panel on “Financialization and Hegemonic Transitions: New Perspectives on The Long Twentieth Century”

Panel on “Financialization and Hegemonic Transitions: New Perspectives on The Long Twentieth Century”
Professor Beverly Silver (Director of the Arrighi Center) organizes a panel entitled “Financialization and Hegemonic Transitions: New Perspectives on The Long Twentieth Century” at the Eastern Sociological Society 2014 Annual Meeting. The panel will be composed of three papers that build on the longue duree theoretical framework of systemic cycles of accumulation, taking a cue […]


Land, Money, and Movements Mini-Conference

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 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 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”

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 […]