Friday, January 17, 2014

Socialist Dialog Program

Seminar on Socialist Renewal and the Capitalist Crisis
You are invited to a historic exchange with leading Cuban thinkers.
Seminar on Socialist Renewal and the Capitalist Crisis
A Cuban-North American Exchange
Havana, Cuba June 1-15, 2014 

A. Cuba’s Economic Reforms
  • Need for Reform: Problems in Cuban Society
  • Building a New Consensus
  • The Reform Program
  • Obstacles to Reform
  • Outcomes?
  • A New Model for Socialism?: Theory of Socialism
 B. Latin America Moves Left
  • 21st Century Socialism
  • Protagonism and Participation
  • Endogenous Development
  • Solidarity Economy
  • ALBA

  • Overaccumulation Crisis and Stagnation
  • Corporate Globalization
  • Financialization
  • Exhaustion of Neoliberalism
  • Austerity Fix
  • Class Power and Growing Inequality
  • Political Crisis
  • Global Ecological Crisis
  • Popular Fight Back
  • Strategic Alternatives
Call for Presenters and Commentators
Bi-national dialog is encouraged. Submit a brief abstract of your proposed presentation by April 2, 2014 to
Pre-Seminar Activities
Various group activities prior to the June 9-13 Seminar will include visits to cooperatives, urban gardens, community development projects, social research centers, and educational and medical institutions. These will involve people-to-people contact.
Estimated cost for the entire program, June 1 through 15, 2015 is $1700 plus airfare. This includes 14 nights in a shared room in Hotel Vedado with breakfast, translation, transportation and group activities.
The U.S. government severely restricts travel to Cuba except by license from the US Treasury Department. Professionals doing research in Cuba can go legally under a General License for Research.
Center for Global Justice (a project of Radical Philosophy Association), and Facultad de Filosofia e Historia, Universidad de la Habana, Instituto de Filosofia, and Sociedad Cubana de Investigaciones Filosoficas.
Cliff DuRand, David Schweickart, Harry Targ, Leo Panitch, Victor Wallis, Milton Fisk, Ed D’Angelo, Ofelia Schutte, Al Campbell, Carl Davidson, Betsy Bowman, Bob Stone, Bertell Ollman, Michael Lebowitz, Lisa Brock, Frank Thompson, Isaac Saney, Arnold August.
For further information and application form

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