Conter Annual Lecture Series with Havens-Wright Centre

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20 Years of the War on Terror: Imperialism, Islamophobia and US Defeat in Afghanistan

Thursday 23rd September, 6pm


Tariq Ali, activist, broadcaster, and author of numerous books, including Clash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity (Verso, 2003), Bush in Babylon: The Recolonization of Iraq (Verso, 2004), Conversations with Edward Said (Seagull, 2005), The Duel: Pakistan on the Flightpath of American Power (Simon and Schuster, 2015)

Deepa Kumar, author of Islamophobia and the Politics of Empire (Verso, 2021)

Arun Kundanani, author of The Muslims are Coming! Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror (Verso, 2015) and former editor of the journal Race and Class.

Anand Gopal, journalist and author of No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban and the War Through Afghan EyesBook Here

Marxism, Ecology and the Climate Crisis

Tuesday 26th October, 6pm


John Bellamy Foster, editor of Monthly Review and author of numerous books including Marx’s Ecology (2000), Ecology Against Capitalism (2002), The Ecological Revolution (2009) Marx and the Earth (2016) and The Return of Nature: Socialism and Ecology (2020).Book Here

After Neoliberalism? Covid, Crisis and the Future of Capitalism

Thursday 4th November, 6pm


David Harvey, distinguished professor of anthropology and geography at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and author of A Brief History of Neoliberalism (2005), A Companion to Marx’s Capital (2010), and The Anti-Capitalist Chronicles (2020).Book Here

Is the (Left) Populist Moment Over?

Tuesday 18th November, 6pm


Yanis Stavrakakis, Professor of Political Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and founder of the Populismus Observatory.

Catarina Principe, Associate Editor, Jacobin and editor of Europe in Revolt

Daniel Chavez, Transnational Institute and author of The New Latin American Left: Utopia Reborn (2008)Book Here

Nation, Class and Marxism: Understanding Neil Davidson’s Engagement with Nationalism

Tuesday 9th December, 6pm


Jamie Allinson, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, University of Edinburgh, editor of Salvage, and long-time friend of Neil Davidson.

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