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GSA North America Conference Call for Papers:

Global Social Movements: Left and Right

University of California, Berkeley
June 14-16, 2017

Featured Keynote Speakers:

> Grace Chang

> Eve Darian-Smith

> George Katsiaficas

> Doug Kellner

> William I. Robinson

Now accepting 100-word abstracts by May 10, 2017 on all topics examining aspects of globalization.

Send your abstract, full name, affiliation, and current email address in the body of an email to Jerry Harris at gharris234@comcast.net.

UC Berkeley So-Sponsors:

Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Center for Right-Wing Studies, Center for Research on Social Change

More information to follow.

Conference Call for Papers:

Global Crises, Global Change Conference

Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah
March 30 – April 1, 2017

In recent years the extent and impact of various global crises across different fields has increased significantly. This is affecting a growing number people as well as the physical world we depend on. Experiencing or witnessing these crises on multiple and distinct levels, global and local communities are desperately seeking to find effective coping mechanisms and long-term solutions. However, it appears that current approaches to these multifaceted and complex crises, have not provided sufficient answers and strategies to tackle the expansion of human suffering, the destruction of nature, and systemic injustices.

Instead of looking at contemporary crises from a single disciplinary perspective, there has to be a shift towards interdisciplinary, intercultural, and intersectional approaches that can unveil the common roots of the convergence of the following crises:

  • ecological crises concerning climate change, resource depletion, energy depletion, and accessibility to food and water;

  • economic crises of wealth distribution and inequality, capitalist expansion, and financial instability;

  • social crises concerning mass displacement, migration and refugees, different manifestations of mass or systemic violence, and the spread of diseases;

  • political crises such as the polarization of societies, increased militarization, securitization and surveillance, and the re-emergence of extreme right wing populism, xenophobia as well as resurgent racisms, settler colonialisms and neocolonialisms, among other forms of discrimination such as sexism, heterosexism, and religious intolerance.

This conference aims to provide undergraduate scholars with a platform to present and discuss their research, artifacts, and other investigations on these issues. The purpose is to create a broad variety of cross-disciplinary analyses and propose viable alternatives and solutions committed to global social and environmental justice. We are looking for projects that analyze specific instances of global crises or convergences among various crises, their causes and effects, potential alternatives and solutions, as well as the different paths, strategies and tactics for resistance, mobilization and transformation. In addition to traditional research papers, we will also gladly consider non-traditional projects likefilms, creative writing, craft works, music and other mediums of expression.

The first submission deadline for abstracts is February 13, 2017. However, we will continue to review abstracts thereafter until March 6, 2017. Proposals should include the title, abstract or description of thepaper, and keywords. They should be emailed to gcgcundergrad@gmail.com.

For questions, comments or concerns please email us at gcgcundergrad@gmail.com, go to our website gcgcundergrad.org, or visit us on facebook.com/gcgcundergrad.

New Books:

Vampire Capitalism: Fractured Societies and Alternative Futures
By Paul Kennedy

The Three Worlds of Social Democracy: A Global View
Edited by Ingo Schmidt

A People's History of Modern Europe
By William A. Pelz

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