Colloquium | October 7 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall
Ivan Ascher, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
As financial markets continue to expand and refashion the world in their own image, the wealth of capitalist societies no longer presents itself as it did to Karl Marx in the nineteenth century, as a monstrous collection of commodities. Increasingly, it presents itself as a monstrous collection of financial securities instead, and the critique of political economy must proceed accordingly.
Colloquium | October 14 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall
The opening of the Brazilian Amazon to colonization in the 1970s brought cattle, land conflict, and widespread deforestation. In the remote state of Acre, Brazil, rubber tappers fought against migrant ranchers to preserve the forest they relied on, and in the process, these "forest guardians" showed the world that it was possible to unite forest livelihoods and environmental preservation.... More >
Colloquium | October 21 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall
In the past decade, informal addiction treatment centers called anexos (annexes) have proliferated throughout Mexico. Administered and used by low-income communities, these centers utilize forcible internment and physical violence as a mode of treatment.
Colloquium | October 28 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall