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Third Bi-Annual Conference:

Social Movements and Conflicts in the Global Era

Prague, September 26 – 27, 2015
Academic Conference Centre
Husova 4a, Prague 1, Czech Republic

The conference is hosted by the Centre of Global Studies in Prague (CGS), and co-organized by the Global Studies Association of North America (GSA NA) and Global Studies Association UK.


Leslie Sklair (London School of Economics) speaking on "Global Capitalism and Transnational Capitalist Class Theory." Sklair is a world renowned social theorist, and author of the groundbreaking The Transnational Capitalist Class.

Beltrán Roca (University of Sevilla) has published more than 50 works on collective action, trade unionism and the third sector. He has combined his academic career with an intense political engagement in radical unions and autonomous social movements. He is currently a member of "Levantemos El Puerto", an instrument of local social movements that participates in the institutional arena. Since the 2015 local elections Levantemos El Puerto is governing the city of El Puerto alongside a coalition of left parties. Roca will be speaking on "Social protest and political cycles in Spain: Opportunities and Challenges."


1. Social Mobilization and Dignity

Tova Benski, Professor of Social Sciences, Coleman Institute, Tel Aviv, Israel, president of RC 48 social movements and collective behavior of the International Sociological Association.

2. From Legitimation Crises to Movements to Power

Lauren Langman, Professor of Sociology, Loyola University of Chicago, board member of RC 48, founding member and board member of Globalization Research Section of International Sociological Association, board member Global Studies Association.

3. Alter Globalization

Geoffrey Pleyers, FNRS-Université de Louvain, President. RC 47 social classes and social movements, International Sociological Association

Abstracts on all topics touching on global capitalism should be sent by August 15, 2015 to Marek Hrubec (Director of the Centre for Global Studies) at and Jerry Harris (Secretary of the Global Studies Association/North America) at




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Hotel Belvedere Prague is located near the city centre with an attractive location of Prague 7 next to the National Gallery. It takes only 15 minutes to the Academic Conference Centre where the conference takes place (Husova 4a, Prague 1). The International Airport Ruzyne is situated 12 km away. In the walking distance, there are two central parks (Letenske sady, and Stromovka). The park Letenske sady is popular place for meetings, especially for its wonderful panoramatic view of Prague, mainly Vltava River, Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, and the historical centre of Prague.

In your email to Hotel Belveder, you should mention that you plan to attend the conference of the Centre of Global Studies, Prague, and that the price was fixed at about 60 Euro.

Hotel Belvedere Prague
Milady Horakove 19
170 00 Prague 7
Czech Republic



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