today’s global political economy, we are witnessing a new
era of integration and inequality, which is playing out through
particular expressions of systemic crises. We are also witnessing
the rise of a ultra-neoliberal authoritarian political project in
the United States, in conjunction with the resurgence of right-wing
political sectors across the Americas. What should we understand
about the particularities of this globalization phase in the history
of world capitalism, and in the context of these regions and their
populations? How can working and popular classes, and their movements
from below, effectively coordinate and struggle in a world of capitalist
purpose of this conference is to focus critical studies of global
capitalism on Central, North, and South America, and on the Caribbean,
to provide opportunities for interested scholars and activists to
explore, discuss, and debate related issues occurring in these regions.
• The transnational
capitalist class across the Americas.
• Capitalist globalization, capital accumulation and development.
• Trumpism: the rise of neo-liberal authoritarianism and
its neo-fascist contingents.
• Movements from below, activism, and the popular classes
in the 21st century Americas.
• Migration and crossing borders.
• Transnational capital and the state .
• State repression, militarization, soft power, & coup
• Class war on the marginalized and super-exploited.
• Financialization and tax havens.
• Education and other institutions.
• Global corporate networks intersecting with Latin America
and the Caribbean.
• Capitalism, class and power relations in these regions.
• Gendered and Racialized social relations in the Western
• Ideological formation in the global epoch.
• Natural resource conflicts and environmental movements.
Committee: William K. Carroll (Univ. of Victoria, Canada), Vladimir
Pacheco Cueva (Aarhus Univ. Denmark), Anthony van Fossen (Griffith
Univ. Australia), Jerry Harris (Global Studies Association, US),
Marek Hrubec (Czech Academy of Sciences), Georgina Murray (Griffith
Univ. Australia), Isaias R. Rivera (Univ. Autonoma de Chihuahua,
Mexico), William I. Robinson (Univ. of California Santa Barbara,
US), Leslie Sklair (London School of Economics, UK), Jeb Sprague-Silgado
(Univ. of California Santa Barbara, US), Hilbourne Watson (Bucknell
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Saint Petersburg State
University announces the III International Forum "Russia and Iberoamerica
in a globalizing world: history and modernity". The Forum is the
most representative and remarkable event in Russia, dedicated to the discussion
of the socio-political and economic processes in Latin America, as well
as its history and culture. The Forum in St. Petersburg, marked by the
participation of notable scientists, politicians and journalists, traditionally
attracts great attention of the mass-media, that confirms the special
role of the Saint Petersburg State University as one of the high profile
centers of Latin American studies in Russia.