Skip navigation

Daily Archives: March 23rd, 2013

Globalisation

Globalisation

MOBILIZING FOR ECO-LOGICAL/NOMIC TRANSFORMATION

Special Saturday Evening Event at Left Forum

with Oliver Stone, Peter Kuznick, Bill Fletcher, Jr. and Donna Murch on the Untold History of the United States

 

Saturday, June 8th, 7:30 pm

Pace University’s Schimmel Auditorium

1 Pace Plaza, New York City, NY

 

Writing in a recent issue of Counterpunch Michael D. Yates says, “Oliver Stone’s Showtime series, Untold History of the United States, is the most radical mainstream television I have ever watched.” 

Join Oliver Stone, co-writer Peter Kuznick, Bill Fletcher, Jr. and Donna Murch in a discussion of the 10-episode series and the political challenges it raises today. 

 

Oliver Stone (Director) has won Oscars for directing “Born on the Fourth Of July” and “Platoon,” and for writing “Midnight Express.” He was nominated for director (“JFK”) and co-writer (“Nixon”). Stone has directed four documentaries — “Looking for Fidel” (’04), “Comandante” (’03), “Persona Non Grata” (’03), and “South of the Border” (’09). In the fall of 2012, Showtime debuted a 10-episode Documentary series entitled “Untold History of the United States,” which Stone created, narrates and executive produced. Simon & Schuster released the book component with the same title, which was co-written with history professor Peter Kuznick. Prior to his film career, Stone worked as a school teacher in Vietnam, a Merchant Marine sailor, taxi driver, messenger, production assistant and sales representative. He served in the U.S. Army Infantry in Vietnam in 1967-68. He was wounded twice and decorated with the Bronze Star for Valor. After returning from Vietnam he completed his undergraduate studies at New York University Film School in 1971. 

Peter Kuznick, Professor of History at American University, was active in the Civil Rights and anti-Vietnam War movements and remains active in antiwar and nuclear abolition efforts. He is co-author of the The Untold History of the United States and is a co-writer of the 10 part documentary film series with the same title.  Kuznick is author of Beyond the Laboratory: Scientists As Political Activists in 1930s America (University of Chicago Press), co-author with Akira Kimura of  Rethinking the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Japanese and American Perspectives (Horitsu Bunkasha, 2010), co-author with Yuki Tanaka of Genpatsu to hiroshima – genshiryoku heiwa riyo no shinso (Nuclear Power and Hiroshima: The Truth Behind the Peaceful Use of Nuclear Power (Iwanami, 2011), and co-editor with James Gilbert of Rethinking Cold War Culture (Smithsonian Institution Press). 

Bill Fletcher, Jr. is a longtime labor, racial justice and international activist. He is an Editorial Board member and columnist for BlackCommentator.com, a Senior Scholar for the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC and a founder of the Black Radical Congress.

 Fletcher is the co-author (with Fernando Gapasin) of Solidarity Divided, The Crisis in Organized Labor and A New Path Toward Social Justice (University of California Press). He is the author of They’re Bankrupting US – And Twenty Other Myths about Unions (Beacon Press, 2012). Fletcher will interview Stone and Kuznick.

Donna Murch is associate professor of history Rutgers University, director Black Atlantic (2008-present), and co-director of the Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis from 2010-2012. Her teaching and research specializations are postwar U.S. history, modern African American history, twentieth-century urban studies, and the political economy of drugs.  She received her Ph.D. from the Department of History at U.C. Berkeley and has won numerous fellowships and awards, including a Teaching Effectiveness Award and a Woodrow Wilson postdoctoral fellowship.  Professor Murch has published several scholarly articles and has recently completed a book entitled Living for the City: Migration, Education and the Rise of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, California (University of North Carolina Press, 2010), which won the Phillis Wheatley Award in December 2011. She is a member of the Board of Left Forum and will be the Master of Ceremonies of the event.

 

Left Forum Conference 2013:

June 7-9

Pace University

1, Pace Plaza

New York, NY.

 

Further details: http://leftforum.org|leftforum@leftforum.org

Discounts are available for a limited time (e.g., students $10)                 

Register here!

Help out before the conference.

Email: volunteer@leftforum.org.

 

**END**

 

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales); and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo (new remix, and new video, 2012)  

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

Education Crisis

Education Crisis

SOCIETY FOR RESEARCH INTO HIGHER EDUCATION (SRHE) ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2013

SRHE Annual Research Conference 11-13 December 2013

SRHE Newer Researchers Conference 10 December 2013

CALL FOR PAPERS AND CONFERENCE REGISTRATION www.srhe.ac.uk/conference2013

 

Experiencing Higher Education: Global Trends and Transformations

Celtic Manor, Newport in South Wales, United Kingdom

 

The SRHE extends a very warm welcome to all who wish to participate in one or both of these conferences, by submitting papers for presentation and/or by attending as a delegate and contributing to the many different discussions and debates within this vibrant three-day event. The Conference welcomes papers relating to further, higher, undergraduate, postgraduate and professional education in a wide range of research domains and is a highly participative event offering a range of plenaries and smaller discussion groups and seminars.

The Society’s Annual Conferences are truly international events bringing together delegates and contributors from over 40 countries. We invite researchers and scholars from the many forms of higher education globally to contribute to these Conferences, stimulating international debate on the way in which higher education is responding to economic, social, political and cultural pressures and both re-defining and re-asserting its nature and purpose. As higher education researchers, we aim to provide research insights and knowledge to inform and guide universities, governments and societies.

Conference Theme

The theme for 2013 is Experiencing Higher Education: Global Trends and Transformations.

Higher education globally is continuing to undergo change at a rapid pace and the experiences of all participants, those who study and those who work within the sector, are being transformed as a consequence. Presentations and discussions will explore global trends and examine what research into higher education tells us about the impact of these changes, with a particular focus on how higher education experiences are now evolving in a global context and embracing new technology.

The Conference will offer the opportunity to explore what it means, in the very broadest sense, to be part of the higher education academic community as a student, an academic researcher or teacher, a leader, a developer or other role.

Types of Contribution

You are invited to contribute to this debate in a variety of ways: by presenting a paper, sharing in a symposium, including work of a conceptual or theoretical nature, by preparing a poster or by organising a round table, on any aspect of this year’s theme or your own research interests. Empirical and scholarly research from a wide range of perspectives is welcome. Registrations from delegates not presenting work this year are also warmly welcomed. The deadline for submission of proposals is Friday 28 June 2013

Registration

Conference registration is now open via www.srhe.ac.uk/conference2013. Early booking discount ends 30 September 2013.

This timetable will enable all submitting authors to receive early notification of accepted papers and take full advantage of early booking discounts. We look forward once again to receiving your proposals and to another very successful conference at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales, UK. I encourage you to submit your work and register for the conference as soon as possible. Registration by 30 September 2013 will guarantee accommodation at the Celtic Manor resort (rather than adjacent hotels) and attracts important early registration discounts. You can download the full Call for Papers and find all the information you need on submissions and registration from the Society’s website at www.srhe.ac.uk  – just click on ‘Conference 2013’

SRHE Newer Researchers’ Conference 10 December 2013

The SRHE Newer Researchers’ Conference on the same theme will take place at the Celtic Manor one day in advance of the SRHE Annual Research Conference. This is an excellent event for postgraduate students and newer researchers, providing the opportunity to present research work in a nurturing environment and participate in a number of seminars and discussions. The Call for Papers for this Conference will be issued shortly with the timetable for submissions and registration.

 

Kind regards

Helen Perkins

Director

Society for Research into Higher Education

73 Collier Street

London N1 9BE

Telephone 0207 427 2350

Fax number 0207 278 1135

srheoffice@srhe.ac.uk

http://www.srhe.ac.uk

 

**END**

Marxism Against Postmodernism in Educational Theory

Marxism Against Postmodernism in Educational Theory

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales); and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo (new remix, and new video, 2012)

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

 

The Island

The Island

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ISLAND DEVELOPMENT

The IGU Commission on Islands will hold the International Conference on Island Development 2013, Penghu Archipelago, Taiwan, on October 1-5.

The over-arching theme is ‘Island Development: Local Economy, Culture, Innovation and Sustainability‘.

The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia, business, NGOs and public authorities, and to provide them with a platform to report on and discuss recent developments, achievements, experiences, research results, and initiatives related to island development.

Please see the conference website http://island.npu.edu.tw/  for details.

Please note that abstracts should be submitted by March 31.

You are very welcome to organize panels and themed sessions at the conference and to circulate cfps for panels and themed sessions.

Prof. Chang-Yi David Chang (Chair, IGU Commission on Islands; National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
Prof. Eric Clark (Vice Chair, IGU Commission on Islands; Lund University, Sweden)
Prof. Huei-Min Tsai (Executive Secretary, IGU Commission on Islands; National Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan)

Local Organizing Committee
Prof. Kuo-Yuan Kao, Chair (National Penghu University, Taiwan),
Prof. Shui-Liang Yu, Vice Chair (Secretary General, National Penghu University, Taiwan)

 

**END**

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales); and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo (new remix, and new video, 2012)

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

 

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski

Philosophy

Philosophy

PAIDEIA: INTERNATIONAL PHILOSOPHICAL JOURNAL

Paideia is an online international journal of philosophy for undergraduates and master’s students. Its aim is to promote high quality philosophical debate between different universities. The journal allows a confrontation with high profile publications through a rigorous discussion.

Paideia wants to open an international room for particularly outstanding papers to prove their value. They can focus on both the historical and theoretical philosophy, from an analytical or continental point of view. The journal will be published twice a year.

An editorial board, composed of both PhD candidates and lecturers, judges the papers via a blind peer-review.

Papers should be original and not yet published in any other journal.

English, German and French are accepted.

Deadline for submissions: November 15, 2013.

Our next issue is going to be about every aspect of Kantian philosophy.

More info on the call for papers section.

Info: info@paideia-journal.com

The Editors

Fausto Carcassi and Marco Tamborini

Paideia: http://www.paideia-journal.com/

Call for Papers: http://www.paideia-journal.com/callforpapers.html

**END**

Cold Hands & Quarter Moon, ‘Stagnant’ at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLjxeHvvhJQ (live, at the Belle View pub, Bangor, north Wales); and at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkP_Mi5ideo (new remix, and new video, 2012)

‘Cheerful Sin’ – a song by Victor Rikowski: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIbX5aKUjO8

Posted here by Glenn Rikowski

The Flow of Ideas: http://www.flowideas.co.uk

Rikowski Point: http://rikowskipoint.blogspot.com

Volumizer: http://glennrikowski.blogspot.com

Glenn Rikowski on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/glenn.rikowski

Online Publications at: http://www.flowideas.co.uk/?page=pub&sub=Online%20Publications%20Glenn%20Rikowski