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International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE) Lecture Series on Imperialism

Professor Emanuele Saccarelli (Political Science, co-author with Prof. Latha Varadarajan of Imperialism Past and Present, Oxford University Press, 2015) will give a series of three lectures on different aspects of modern imperialism. All lectures will be at 7pm in the Presidential Suite, Aztec Student Union.

  • Economics of Imperialism – February 2nd
    Prof. Emanuele Saccarelli (Political Science, co-author with Prof. Latha Varadarajan of Imperialism Past and Present, Oxford University Press, 2015) will examine the economic foundation of modern imperialism, including monopolization, the dominance of finance capital, and wealth concentration. The lecture will be followed by a discussion.

  • Imperialism and the State – February 16th
    Prof. Emanuele Saccarelli (Political Science, co-author with Prof. Latha Varadarajan of Imperialism Past and Present, Oxford University Press, 2015) will examine the political manifestations of modern imperialism, including the fusion between finance capital and government institutions, the systematic erosion of democratic norms and rights, and the tendency toward authoritarian and police state measures. The lecture will be followed by a discussion.

  • Imperialism and International Relations – March 1st
    Prof. Emanuele Saccarelli (Political Science, co-author with Prof. Latha Varadarajan of Imperialism Past and Present, Oxford University Press, 2015) will examine the manifestations of modern imperialism on the geopolitical sphere, including the tendency toward militarism and the drive to war. The lecture will be followed by a discussion.

 

Charles Hostler Institute on World Affairs Spring Lecture Series: "Dissent in Zion"

From the pre-state binationalist Zionists (including Hannah Arendt, Judah Magnes, and Martin Buber), who opposed a Jewish nation-state, to contemporary dissenters, like Anarchists Against the Wall, there has long been an internal tradition of dissent to the prevailing doctrines of Zionism and to Israeli policies, especially the state’s treatment of the Palestinians. This lecture series and accompanying class offer fresh insights into the impulses that have motivated such dissent.

  • Lia Tarachansky, February 15@4pm, AL 101, “Collective Denial, Moral Responsibility and the Naqba of 1948.”
  • Peter Beinart, March 7@5pm, AL 101, “The Binationalist Zionists of the Pre-State Era and its Present Significance”
  • Amira Hass, March 14@5pm, AL 101, “New Forms of Dissent in Israel-Palestine”
  • Avner Gvaryahu, March 21@5pm, AL 101“Breaking the Silence on the Realities of Israel’s Military Occupation”
  • Ran Greenstein, April 18@5pm, AL 101, “Internal Opposition to Zionism.”

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APSA Minority Fellowship Program Recipients

The American Political Science Association (APSA) is pleased to announce that Estefania Castañeda Pérez, has been named as a 2016-2017 APSA Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) Fellow. Estefania received her B.A. in political science and a minor in honors interdisciplinary studies from SDSU in May 2015.

Congratulations Estefania!

Visit www.apsanet.org/mfp to learn more about the APSA MFP program and recent fellows.