Chaos & Governance Conference

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Chaos and Governance in the 21st Century: Prospects and Challenges to Peace and Justice in the Age of US Hegemonic Decline
An Arrighi Center for Global Studies sponsored conference

Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, FL USA
February 18-19, 2016

Sponsors:
Arrighi Center for Global Studies, The Johns Hopkins University
Peace Studies Program, Florida Atlantic University

Conference Information:

All conference activity will take place in the FAU Student Union’s House Chambers located on the FAU Boca Raton Campus. The conference is open to student, faculty, staff and the public. There is no fee for participation.

Email phough2@fau.edu for further questions or inquiries.

Conference Schedule

Thursday, February 18, 2016
Time Description Speaker
10:00-10:10 Welcoming Remarks Phillip A. Hough, Florida Atlantic University
10:10-10:40 Opening Keynote Speaker: “Revisiting Chaos and Governance in the Modern World-System in the 21st Century” Beverly Silver, Professor of Sociology and Director of the Arrighi Center for Global Studies at Johns Hopkins University
10:40-10:50 Discussion
Panel 1: Financialization, Geopolitics and Global Governance in the 21st Century Chair: Daniel Pasciuti, Johns Hopkins University
11:00-11:20 “Financialization, Geopolitics and State-Seeking Movements in Capitalist World Economy, 1450-Present” Sahan Savas Karatasli, Princeton University
11:20-11:40 “Cultivating Chaos: Neoliberal Cultures of Law, Corporate Immunities, and Property” Siba Grovogui, Cornell University
11:40-12:00 “Southeast Asia between United States and China: Capitalist Archipelago or Locus of Interstate Capitalist Competition?” Bruno Hendler, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
12:00-12:10 Comments Thomas Reifer, University of San Diego
12:10-12:45 Discussion
1:00-2:00 Lunch FAU cafeteria, Boca Raton campus
Panel 2: New Modalities of Capital Accumulation, Domination and Resistance in the 21st Century Chair: Simon Glynn, Florida Atlantic University
2:00-2:20 “Reframing Food Regimes: China, Human-Nature Labor Ecologies, and Contemporary Agrifood Politics,” Mindi Schneider and Alexander F. Day, International Institute of Social Studies and Occidental College
2:20-2:40 “Chaos and Governance Realized: Emerging Powers and the Breakdown of the Neoliberal Project at the WTO” Kristen Hopewell, University of Edinburgh
2:40-3:00 Comments Sefika Kumral, Johns Hopkins University
3:10-3:45 Discussion
4:00-5:30 Synthesis and Discussion of First Day Panels Initial comments by: Richard Lachmann, SUNY-Albany, Roberto Patricio Korzeniewicz, University of Maryland, Manuela Boatca, Free University of Berlin
6:00 (approximately) Dinner The Farmer’s Table Restaurant – Wyndham Hotel Boca
Friday, February 19, 2016
Time Description Speaker
Panel 3: Changing Hierarchies of Wealth and Power: Global Inequality and the North-South Divide Chair: Richard Tardanico, Florida International University
9:00-9:20 “Rethinking Cycles of Accumulation and Cycles of Hegemony: Empirical Data and Theoretical Speculation” Roberto Patricio Korzeniewicz, University of Maryland
9:20- 9:40 “Urban Crises and Hegemonic Transitions, 1400 to the Present” Daniel Pasciuti, Johns Hopkins University
9:40-10:00 “The Political Economy of Financialization: Some Reflections on “the BRICS Transformation” Marcos Centurion Vicéncio, Université Grenoble-Alpes
9:40-10:00 “The Political Economy of Financialization: Some Reflections on “the BRICS Transformation” Marcos Centurion Vicéncio, Université Grenoble-Alpes
10:00-10:10 Comments Sahan Savas Karatasli, Princeton University
10:10-10:45 Discussion
Panel 4: World-Scale Capital Accumulation, Class, Status and Resistance Chair: Farshad Araghi, Florida Atlantic University
11:00-11:20 “Negative Moment or Negative Movement?: The Politics of the Socially Excluded at the Dawn of the 21st Century” Philip Lewin, Florida Atlantic University
11:20-11:40 “Capital Accumulation and the Long Term Reproduction of the Dual Nature of Labor in Southern Africa:  From Dutch to US Hegemony and Beyond” Ricado Jacobs, Johns Hopkins University
11:40-12:00 “Historical Privilege and Global Accumulation: The Colonial Entail of Whiteness and Citizenship” Manuela Boatca, Free University of Berlin
12:00-12:10 Comments Phillip A. Hough, Florida Atlantic University
12:10-12:45 Discussion
1:00-2:00 Lunch FAU cafeteria, Boca Raton campus
Panel 5: Hegemonic Crisis, State Repression and Violence Chair: Phillip A. Hough, Florida Atlantic University
2:00-2:20 “Criminalizing Dissent: State Repression, Video Activism, and Counter-Summit Protesting” Chris Robé, Florida Atlantic University
2:20-2:40 “The Ballot or the Bullet’: Nonviolence and Violence in Advancing Workers’ and Colonial Subjects’ Rights in an Age of High Imperialism” Douglas McGetchin, Florida Atlantic University
2:40-3:00 “Dynamics of Hegemonic Crisis and the Rise of Fascism” Sefika Kumral, Johns Hopkins University
3:00-3:10 Comments Richard Lachmann, SUNY-Albany
3:10-3:45 Discussion
4:00-5:00 Closing Synthesis and Discussion Initial comments by: Siba Grovogui, Cornell University, Thomas Reifer, University of San Diego, Beverly Silver, Johns Hopkins University
5:30 Conference Reception and Light Dinner FAU Sociology Department, Culture and Society Building, Boca Raton campus

Organizing Committee:

Phillip A. Hough, Florida Atlantic University; Beverly Silver, Johns Hopkins University; Sefika Kumral, Johns Hopkins University; Sahan Savas Karatasli, Princeton University; Daniel Pasciuti, Johns Hopkins University

Email phough2@fau.edu for further questions or inquiries.