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 tfe3@pitt.edu 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 | 4130 Posvar Hall

April 2
The Communist Horizon?
A LIVE INTERVIEW WITH Jodi Dean, Hobart and William Smith College
5:00 - 6:30 pm | 4130 Posvar Hall

April 9
"Socialism for Realists"
A LIVE INTERVIEW WITH Sam Gindin, University of Toronto
5:00 - 6:30 pm | 4130 Posvar Hall

April 16
Everyday Maoism in Revolutionary China?
A LIVE INTERVIEW WITH Aminda Smith, Michigan State University
4:00 - 5:30 pm | 4130 Posvar Hall

Co-sponsors:

African Studies Program
Asian Studies Center
Center for Latin American Studies
European Studies Center
Global Studies Center

UNIVERSITY CENTER FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

Humanities Center
World History Center

DIETRICH SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES