Building Education for the Commons
The Global Center for Advanced Studies (GCAS) and The University of Athens (School of Economic and Political Science) are proud to be organizing the conference, “Democracy Rising” (July 16-19). So many folks have registered that we are having to organize a media plan. It is truly exciting to see academics, union workers, left-wing politicians, artists, activists, filmmakers all converge in this historic city in this historic time to organize. This is going to be an event!
FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
We are busy finishing up our conference catalogue (which is now more the size of a book) that we will publish shortly.
Here are just a few lecture titles from the hundreds that will be presented.
Tariq Ali, “How Long Can the EU Survive?”
Paul Mason, “Postcapitalism is Possible”
Jodi Dean, “Crowds and Party”
Kenneth Surin, “The Society of Control in Western “Democracies” and Managed Citizenship”
Janell Waston, “Microfascism in Baltimore: Organizing the Molecular Revolution”
Leo Panitch, “Restraint, Reform and Revolution”
Theodore Koulouris, “Neoliberalism, Propaganda and ‘Banal Media’: the Case of Greek Mainstream Media”
Jerome Roos, “Shaking off the Burden: The Political Economy of Sovereign Default“
Athina Karatzogianni, “Firebrand Waves of Digital Activism 1994-2014: The Rise and Spread of Hacktivism and Cyberconflict”
Maria Aristodemou, “Who’s Afraid of Democracy in the Real?’
Julie Reshe, “Education as Emancipatory Practice”
We would like to thank our sponsors for making it possible for “Democracy Rising”
Sponsors: InforWar Productions, RedNotebook, Roar Magazine, Solidarity4All, The Jacobin Magazine, University of Primorska: Institute for Philosophical Studies, E-Dromos, To Periodiko, Institute Nikos Poulantzas, Barikat.GR, Vio.Me, The European Magazine, Transform!