• Donnerstag, 16 April
  • 19:00 – 20:00 (CET)
  • transform! Webinar
  • The Left Reflects on the Global Pandemic: Nancy Fraser

  • Watch the transform! webinar: Nancy Fraser interviewed by Haris Golemis.

    As humanity faces the catastrophic COVID-19 pandemic, unprecedented in recent times, the left internationally must address this crisis with both short and long term action, analysis and planning. We are active day by day, driven by the needs of our communities this is already reshaping the way we do politics. We are building solidarity networks and launching campaigns to protect and work alongside the people that are hardest hit by the crisis. At the same time, we must think strategically and present alternatives for the future. There can be no going back to the vicious circle of austerity and poverty: We cannot allow the global reimposition of a failed system on the people. The radical left will pose alternatives to reinvent socialist politics for the 21st century: to build a new society that empowers and liberates us all.

    transform! europe, the European network of political foundations and thinks tanks of the radical left, presents a series of interviews with left-wing thinkers to discuss these crucial issues and plan for the future we want to build. They will take place via Zoom and are open to the public on registration. In the second half of the interview, the audience can pose questions in written form via a Q&A box to the invited speaker!


    Thursday, 16 April
    19.00–20.00 CET (13.00 EDT)

    Nancy Fraser, professor of philosophy and politics at the New School for Social Research in New York. She works on social and political theory, feminist theory, and contemporary French and German thought. As an Einstein fellow at the John F. Kennedy Institute of the Free University of Berlin, she also holds the chair in global justice at the Collège d'Etudes Mondiales, Paris. In winter 2014, she was visiting professor of gender studies at Cambridge University. Her most recent books are Fortunes of Feminism: From State-Managed Capitalism to Neoliberal Crisis (Verso, 2013), Capitalism: A Conversation in Critical Theory (Polity, 2018), co-authored with Rahel Jaeggi, and Feminism for the 99%: A Manifesto (Verso, 2019), co-authored with Cinzia Arruzza and Tithi Bhattacharya.
    interviewed by
    Haris Golemis, Greek economist who worked at the Research Department of the Bank of Greece. Golemis was scientific advisor to the Federation of Greek Bank Employees and consultant to the United Nations Centre on Transnational Corporations. A political activist since his early youth, former member of the Political Secretariat and the Central Committee of Syriza and former director of the Nicos Poulantzas Institute (1999-2017). He is now Scientific and Strategic Advisor to the Board of transform! europe and Chief Editor of the transform! Yearbook.
    moderated by
    Angelina Giannopoulou
    , facilitator of transform! europe


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