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SERIES DESCRIPTION:

SLU’s new COVID Capitalism program series is designed to spur discussion about the social, political and economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis and what it reveals about contemporary capitalism and democracy. This series will also consider the prospects for structural change, in light of mass protests and the upcoming U.S. elections. Each program will feature SLU faculty members interviewing public intellectuals and movement leaders.

Thu. October 1: ``CLIMATE CRISIS, COVID PANDEMIC, & THE NEED FOR A STRONG RESILIENCE WORKFORCE``

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COVID PANDEMIC, CLIMATE CRISIS, & THE NEED FOR A RESILIENCE WORKFORCE

Thursday, October 1, 2020 * 12pm – 1pm ET * via Zoom

featuring:

Saket Soni

Resilience Force

Sean Sweeney

Trade Unions for Energy Democracy & CUNY SLU

ZOOM link will be shared in confirmation email and reminder emails before event

* QUESTIONS? Email us at: events@slu.cuny.edu

More info coming soon!​

Thu. September 10: ``THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE COVID PANDEMIC``

“The Political Economy of the COVID Pandemic”

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 * 12pm – 1pm ET * via Zoom

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with:

LEO PANITCH

Author, The Making of Global Capitalism (Verso 2018) & Searching for Socialism (Verso 2020)

Canada Research Chair in Comparative Political Economy and
Distinguished Research Professor of Political Science, York University

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SAMIR SONTI

Contributing author, Capitalism Contested: The New Deal and Its Legacies

Faculty – CUNY School of Labor & Urban Studies

 

Join us to examine the impact of the COVID pandemic on the U.S. and global economy. Professors Panitch and Sonti will contrast the current crisis with previous periods of economic crisis, as well as discuss the possible consequences of this crisis for global capitalism.