Socialism: Past, Present, Future


Socialism: Past, Present, Future
Recent opinion polls show that the public has an increasingly favorable view of "socialism." Is "socialism" back, even if what exactly socialism is remains a matter of debate? This series will explore forms of "really existing socialism," grassroots socialist and communist movements, socialist-inspired economic development and state-building, and contemporary experiences and visions of a socialist future from a global perspective.

Pop-Up Course: Undergraduate, continuing education, and non-matriculated students interested in getting credit for participation can enroll in PS 1556 | CRN 324476 | 1 credit. If interested in enrolling after January 17, please contact course instructor and REEES Academic Advisor Trevor Erlacher at to register by February 10.

February 12
Structurally Adjusting Socialism?
A LIVE INTERVIEW WITH with Joanna Bockman, George Mason University
4:00 - 5:30 pm | 209 Barco Law, Alcoa Room


February 20
Objects and Values of Labor in Socialist Hungary?
A LIVE INTERVIEW WITH Martha Lampland, University of California-San Diego
2:00 - 3:30 pm | 4130 Posvar Hall

February 27
Post-colonial Socialisms in Africa?
A LIVE INTERVIEW WITH Priya Lal, Boston College
4:00 - 5:30 pm | 211 Lawrence Hall 

March 5
"Underground Entrepreneurs in the Soviet Union?
A LIVE INTERVIEW WITH James Heinzen, Rowan University
2:00 - 3:30 pm | 4130 Posvar Hall

March 26
China's New Red Guards?
A LIVE INTERVIEW WITH Jude Blanchette, Center for a New American Security
2:00 - 3:30 pm

April 9
"Socialism for Realists"
A LIVE INTERVIEW WITH Sam Gindin, University of Toronto
2:00 - 3:30 pm

April 16
Everyday Maoism in Revolutionary China?
A LIVE INTERVIEW WITH Aminda Smith, Michigan State University
2:00 - 3:30 pm



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