Imperialism: Is It Still a Relevant Concept?

April 21, 2017

Monday, May 1, 2017

6:00 - 8:00 PM

The New School

University Center, L105

63 Fifth Avenue

New York, NY 10003


Join us for our twelfth Public Voices event. We ask the question is ‘Imperialism' a relevant concept today?  In the age of financial globalization of the last few decades, we have seen elites in many countries of the South which were erstwhile colonies join the elites of Europe, North America… and it would seem, therefore, that now there is just the domination of global elites over the global working poor. Moreover the populations of many countries of the North are also suffering from chronic unemployment and inequality is acutely present in these countries as well. Does this mean that the very concept of imperialism is now an irrelevant category of analysis?  


We'll discuss this and more with:

David Harvey, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography, The Graduate Center, CUNY

Duncan Foley, Leo Model Professor of Economics and Director of Graduate Studies, The New School

Nancy Fraser, Henry A. & Louise Loeb Professor of Political & Social Science, The New School

Prabhat Patnaik, Author, A Theory of Imperialism

Sanjay Reddy, Associate Professor of Economics, The New School




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