Our keynote speaker, Michael A. Lebowitz will present his talk: Building Socialism for the 21st Century
Michael A. Lebowitz is Professor Emeritus of Economics, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby. B.C. His Beyond Capital: Marx’s Political Economy of the Working Class (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003 and Spanish, Venezuelan, Turkish, Korean and Chinese editions) won the 2004 Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Memorial Prize for the best and most innovative writing in the Marxist tradition; and his Build it Now: Socialism for the Twenty-first Century (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2006) has so far been republished in Venezuelan, Norwegian and several Indian editions. Lebowitz is the author of the widely distributed El Socialismo no Cae del Cielo in Venezuela, where he has been directing a programme on Transformative Practice and Human Development at Centro Internacional Miranda. A former editor of Studies on Left (1962-8) and Studies in Political Economy (1980- 2003), he is currently working on books on socialism and on Marx’s economics and has written numerous articles in journals such as the Cambridge Journal of Economics, Canadian Journal of Economics, Historical Materialism, Monthly Review, Science & Society, Studies in Political Economy, Review of Radical Political Economics, Marx Ahora and Herramienta. Lebowitz was a founding member of the Society for Socialist Studies.
2:45 PM on Thursday June 5, 2008 in Vancouver, BC.