Third annual conference of the Forum on Capital as Power
Sep 28, 2012, 8:30am-6pm
The third conference by the Forum on Capital, Capitalizing Power: The Qualities and Quantities of Accumulation, will be held at the Senate Chamber, N940 Ross Building, Keele Campus, followed by two days of workshops at the Glendon Campus.
The conference and workshop will bring together heterodox political economists to explore the theoretical and methodological issues related to quantifying capitalist power and accumulation. There will be five keynote presentations. Herman Schwartz of the department of political science at the University of Virginia will deliver a talk on intellectual property rights and finance, while Professor Jeffrey Harrod of the Graduate School of Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam will speak about "global Weimarism" and the current demise of cohesive global power.
Speakers from York University will include Justin Podur from the Faculty of Environmental Studies who will explore the relationship between the Capital as Power framework and the commodification of nature, J.J. McMurtry of the Department of Social Science will speak about community organizing and Jonathan Nitzan of the Department of Political Science will address issues of crime, punishment and the limits of capitalist power. Another 19 presentations on a range of topics, including the global one percent, finances in the virtual world, the American Empire and the logic of capital, are also scheduled. The conference is sponsored by Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council of Canada, as well as various York University bodies.
|Location:||N940 Ross Building|
|Posted by:||David Hynes|