“What’s Left of Progressive Politics?”

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“What’s Left of Progressive Politics?”

May 2 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

| Humanities 2, Room 259

The Center for Emerging Worlds presents

“What’s Left of Progressive Politics?”
Roundtable Discussion with
Dr. Vijay Prashad, Dr. Lisa Rofel, Dr. Mayanthi Fernando, and Asad Haider

Dr. Vijay Prashad is Professor of International Studies and South Asian History at Trinity College, Connecticut and a renowned journalist. He was trained as a historical anthropologist and received his Ph.D from the University of Chicago. Prashad’s work addresses issues like race and imperialism, race and immigrant communities in the US, geopolitical changes in the global South after 9/11, the propagation of policies that produce and exacerbate income inequalities, the possibilities of political solidarities among social movements committed to progressive change in the world, and the role of national governments and regional alliances in the context of economic and political changes in the world.    He is the author of numerous books. Some of them are – The Death of the Nation and the Future of the Arab Revolution (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2016 and New Delhi: LeftWord Books, 2016). No Free Left: The Futures of Indian Communism (New Delhi: LeftWord Books, 2015). The Poorer Nations: A Possible History of the Global South (London: Verso and New Delhi: LeftWord Books, 2013). Arab Spring, Libyan Winter (Baltimore: AK Press and New Delhi: LeftWord Books, 2012). The Darker Nations: A People’s History of the Third World, (New York: New Press and New Delhi: LeftWord, 2007). Everybody Was Kung Fu Fighting: Afro-Asian Connections and the Myth of Cultural Purity (Boston: Beacon Press, 2001). Karma of Brown Folk (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2000). Untouchable Freedom: The Social History of a Dalit Community (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1999). His articles appear in media organization s like the Guardian, the Hindu, Frontline, jadaliyya, and AlterNet.

For more information, contact sjetha@ucsc.edu

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May 2
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1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
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Center for Emerging Worlds

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Humanities 2, Room 259
Humanities and Social Sciences Facility University of California, Santa Cruz Cowell College
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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