What Does ‘Imperialism’ Mean in an Age of Global Finance?

March 29 – March 30, 2011 · 8:00PM-11:00PM

Columbia University, 501 Schermerhorn

  • C.P. Chandrasekhar, Professor of Economics, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Duncan Foley, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, The New School for Social Research
  • Jayati Ghosh, Professor and Chairperson, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • David Harvey, Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, City University of New York
  • Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), United Nations
  • Prabhat Patnaik, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Sitaram Yechury, Parliamentary Group Leader, Communist Party of India

This symposium will run over two evenings, starting each day at 8:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, and seating is first come first served.

Click here for information on the event on March 30th.

David Harvey is a Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. Professor Harvey's work has helped reintroduce social class and Marxist methods as serious methodological tools in the analysis of global capitalism. He has been called the most-cited academic geographer in the world.

Sitaram Yechury is the Parliamentary Group Leader for the Communist Party of India. He is a member of the party's Central Committee and Politburo and has authored various publications on communalism, economic policy and social and cultural issues.

Prabhat Patnaik is a professor at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning in the School of Social Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University, where he specializes in macroeconomics and political economy. He also serves as Vice-Chairman of the Kerala State Planning Board.

Jayati Ghosh is professor of economics at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and the executive secretary of International Development Economics Associates (IDEAS). Among other books, she has co-authored Crisis as a Conquest: Learning from East Asia, The Market that Failed: A Decade of Neoliberal Economic Reforms in India and Work and Well-being in the Age of Finance. She is currently a member of the National Knowledge Commission reporting to the Prime Minister of India.

C.P Chandrasekhar is a professor at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning at Jawaharlal Nehru University. He sits on the executive committee of International Development Economics Associates, a network of economists which uses critical analyses of economic and development policy to create and strengthen alternatives to the neo-liberal paradigm. He is the co-author of Crisis as Conquest: Learning from East Asia with Jayati Ghosh and has authored numerous articles on the recession, international finance and Asia.

Duncan Foley is the Leo Model Professor of Economics at The New School for Social Research. His research addresses economic dynamics & quantitative studies of human behavior.

Jomo Kwame Sundaram has been Assistant Secretary General for Economic Development in the United Nations' Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) since January 2005.