[OPE] Reminder: CCS seminar on US financial melt - skypecast option (today, 12:30pm SA time)

From: Patrick Bond <pbond@mail.ngo.za>
Date: Fri Oct 03 2008 - 00:50:14 EDT

Seminar: The US financial meltdown, Part 1: What really happened
Speaker: Patrick Bond
Date: 3 October, 2008
Time: 12:30-2pm
Venue: CCS/SDS Boardroom, Memorial Tower Building Room F208, University
of KwaZulu-Natal Howard College Campus

In the first of three seminars in coming weeks, Patrick Bond explores
the deep roots of the current financial meltdown. Progressive critics of
the global economy have generated several explanations for the current
volatility. This seminar covers empirical evidence of the building
crisis, debates especially within the tradition of Marxist crisis
theory, and elite techniques of crisis management since the 1970s. The
seminar concludes by considering the exhaustion of crisis displacement,
as witnessed in the collapse of major components of US finance. (The
next two seminars will be on 24 and 31 October: on civil society
resistance, and on implications for South Africa, respectively. Bond
will be doing similar presentations in San Francisco and Caracas,

Bond is professor of development studies and director of CCS, and during
the 1980s was educated in the political economy of finance at the
Wharton School and Johns Hopkins, and also worked in the US Federal
Reserve on subprime lending in urban ghettoes and in the US House
Banking Committee on third world debt. In the anti-apartheid solidarity
movement he was active in financial sanctions campaigning. He has
recently authored several papers and chapters about global economic
turmoil and inequality (http://www.ukzn.ac.za/ccs/default.asp?5,75), and
amongst his books is Against Global Apartheid: South Africa meets the
World Bank, IMF and International Finance (Zed and UCT Press, 2003).

[This seminar will be skypecast; contact pbond@mail.ngo.za to rsvp a
space, and send a skype message to patricksouthafrica]
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