Already for the 3rd time the Centre for Marxist Social Studies (CMS) – supported by transform! europe – co-organises this international conference, centred on how Marxist theories can help our understanding of the contemporary era as well as how to conceive the future.
The two previous Marx Conferencesin Stockholm 2013 and 2016 were huge successes with more than 2,000 participants and contributors, such as John Bellamy Foster and Michael Heinrich.
With this invitation to the 2019 Marx conference, we will further elaborate on strategies to move beyond the current social property relations, with a special focus on how to overcome the march towards climate apocalypse, which is fuelled by the present capitalist system. The Marxist perspective aims to achieve political change, and it is therefore more important than ever, since a climate disaster can only be avoided by a thorough paradigm shift in all conceptions of society. Therefore, the banner and theme of the Marx Conference in 2019 will be: The Battle of Climate change and the Death of Capitalism – “Because there is no alternative!”
Keynote speakers 2019
SONIA GUAJAJARA: an environmental and indigenous activist, and the executive coordinator of Brazil’s indigenous movement, Articulação dos Povos Indígenas do Brasil, as well as the former vice-presidential candidate of Brazil’s Socialism and Liberty Party.
ANDREAS MALM: senior lecturer in human ecology at Lund University, as well as a prolific writer and journalist.
COSTAS LAPAVITSAS: a professor of Economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.
KATE SOPER: a British emeritus professor of philosophy, currently at University of Brighton. Her work has focused on feminism, the environment and theories of need and consumption.