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Past Events

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2009

SAIC

  • Left Behind: The Working Class in Crisis, SAIC, 4.23.09
  • Introducing Platypus, SAIC (Platypus International Convention 2010), 6.12.09
  • The Decline of the Left in the 21st Century: Towards a Theory of Historical Decline, SAIC (Platypus International Convention 2010), 6.12.09
  • An Unmet Challenge: Marxism and the Problem of Anti-Black Racism in the United States, SAIC (Platypus International Convention 2010), 6.13.09
  • Colonialism and Internationalism, SAIC (Platypus International Convention 2010), 6.13.09
  • The End of Ideology Thesis: The American Left's Turn Towards the Right From the 1930s to 1950s, SAIC (Platypus International Convention 2010), 6.13.09
  • The Israel Palestine Conflict and the Left in Historical Perspective, SAIC (Platypus International Convention 2010), 6.13.09
  • The Left Around the World: Canada, India/Pakistan, Germany, and Mexico, SAIC (Platypus International Convention 2010), 6.13.09 Contemporary Art and Criticism: A Search for a Critical Standpoint, SAIC (Platypus International Convention 2010), 6.13.09
  • Politics of the Contemporary Student Left: Hopes and Failures, SAIC (Platypus International Convention 2010), 6.13.09
  • The Platypus Synthesis: History, Theory, and Practice, SAIC, 6.12.09-6.14.09
  • The Crisis in Marxist Thought, SAIC, 7.25.08
  • Contemporary Politics: The US Labor “Movement”, SAIC, 8.28.09

 

University of Chicago

  • 30 Years of the Islamic Revolution in Iran : An interview with Ervand Abrahamian, University of Chicago (Radical Minds), 4.16.2009
  • Up in the Air: The Legacy of the New Communist Movement: An Interview with Max Elbaum, University of Chicago (Radical Minds), 10.26.09, 11.9.09
  • 30 Years of the Islamic Revolution in Iran: The Tragedy of the Left, University of Chicago, 11.5.09
  • What are Intellectuals Good For? A discussion with George Scialabba, University of Chicago (Radical Minds), 11.19.09
  • Workers in a Time of War, University of Chicago, 12.6.09

 

Other

  • Are We Liberated Yet?, Loyola University, 10.21.09

2010

SAIC

 

University of Chicago

 

Other

2011

SAIC

 

University of Chicago

  • Overcoming Bourgeois Right: An Interview with Mel Rothenberg, University of Chicago (Radical Minds), 1.31.11
  • The Onslaught Against Trade Unions: Anti-Union Laws and Judicial Bias: A Lecture by Mike MacNair, University of Chicago, 4.28.11
  • “Thirty years of counter-revolution”: An interview with Clyde Young, University of Chicago (Radical Minds), 6.31.11
  • Black nationalism and the legacy of Malcolm X: An interview with Michael Dawson, University of Chicago (Radical Minds), 9.30.11
  • Crisis of the Left: Chicago, University of Chicago, 11.15.11

 

Other

2012

SAIC

 

University of Chicago

 

Other

2013

SAIC

 

University of Chicago

 

Other

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SAIC
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4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Cosi, 116 South Michigan Avenue
UChicago
Weekly Coffee Break: Tuesdays
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
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UIC
Weekly Coffee Break: To Be Announced
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Port Center Cafe, University Hall, 601 South Morgan Street

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