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Ana Garcia presents BRICS critique at Geopolitical Economy conference, Winnipeg, 26 September

Ana Garcia (Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro and University of KwaZulu-Natal Centre for Civil Society): The rise of BRICS and chances for an alliance from below


1. Community Economic Development in a Neoliberal Era
Friday, 9:00. Room 108.
Chair: Andrew Fischer (Institute of Social Studies, Netherlands).
• John Loxley (University of Manitoba, Canada): The Manitoba Research Alliance: Community Research and Social Change
• Lynne Fernandez (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Manitoba, Canada): How Manitoba Social Enterprises Create Decent Jobs
• Shauna MacKinnon (University of Winnipeg, Canada): Decolonizing Employment: Aboriginal Inclusion in Canada’s Labour Market

2. World Food System
Friday, 9:00. Room 111.
Chair: Ravi Bhandari (University of California, USA)
• Manoj Misra (University of Alberta, Canada): Capitalist Agro-Food Regime
• Craig Harris (Michigan State University, USA): One hundred years of the geopolitics of seafood
• Nathan Clarke (Minnesota State University Moorhead, USA): Political Ecology at the End of a Global Supply Chain

3. Indigenous Struggles in Canada
Friday, 9:00. Room 114.
Chair: Paulo Drinot (University College London, Institute of the Americas, UK)
• Jennifer Keith (University of Manitoba, Canada): State Forms of Writing: The More We Change the More We Stay the Same
• Peter Kulchyski (University of Manitoba, Canada): Indigenous emergence: reflections on the historical development of politicized indigenous agents
• Ryan Duplassie (University of Manitoba, Canada): Grassy Narrows vs the Crown

4. Itoh on Picketty
Friday, 11:00. Room 202.
Chair: Alan Nasser (Evergreen College, USA)
• Makoto Itoh (Tokyo University, Japan): Political Economy of Disparities Re-expanded – Comments on Capital in the Twenty-First Century –
• Discussants:
o Robert Chernomas (University of Manitoba, Canada)
o Erik Thomson (University of Manitoba, Canada)
o Mara Fridell (University of Manitoba, Canada)

5. Ukraine and the Post-Soviet Space I
Friday, 11:00. Chapel.
Chair: Greg Blue (University of Victoria, Canada)
• Halyna Mokrushyna (University of Ottawa, Canada): Dehumanizing the Other
• Boris Kagarlitsky (Institute for Globalization and Social Movements Moscow, Russia): Europe, NATO and Russia in the Ukraine Conflict

6. Patrimonial Capitalism
Friday, 14:00. Room 114.
Chair: Shoko Chuma (Kokugakuin University, Japan)
• M. Bhuiyan (University of Manitoba, Canada): Unorganized Labour and Capitalist Control over Social Programming in the Least Developed Nations
• Ella Rockar (University of Manitoba, Canada): Descamisados y Piqueteros: The Impact of the Labour Movement on the Argentine Welfare State.
• K. Griffin (University of Manitoba, Canada): Neoliberalism and The People’s Home: The Erosion of Social Citizenship in Welfare Policy
• Mara Fridell (University of Manitoba, Canada): The Indispensable Socialist Backbone v. Patrimonial Capitalism

7. Ukraine and the Post-Soviet Space II
Friday, 14:00. Chapel.
Chair: Sabah Alnasseri (York University, Canada)
• Roger Annis (Independent Researcher and Journalist, Canada) : Class and nation in Ukraine
• Anna Klimina (University of Saskatchewan, Canada): De-oligarchization in post-soviet transition through the lens of heterodox economics: the tale of Russia and Ukraine

8. Geopolitical Economy of ICT
Friday, 14:00. Room 202.
Chair: Alan Freeman (GERG, Canada)
• Ben Klass (Carleton University, Canada): Gift Horse or Trojan Horse? Facebook’s efforts to control the Internet in the Global South
• Winseck (Carleton University, Canada): Return of the State @ the Heart of “New Internet-centric Media Order”: Towards a Critical Geopolitical Economy of World Communication
• Bradley Fidler (UCLA, USA): Discussant

9. Insurgency and Imperialism
Friday, 14:00. Room 204.
Chair: Binoy Kampmark (RMIT University, Australia)
• Ryan Toews (York University, Canada): Pacification, Colonial Lineages and the New Counterinsurgency
• Greg Blue (University of Victoria, Canada): An Open Sore: ‘Migrated files’ and the unfinished history of decolonization.

10. Creative and Cultural Industries I
Friday, 16:00. Room 202.
Chair: Ellen Russell (Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada)
• Mohammed Elmi (University of Cape Town, South Africa): Information and Communication Technologies and the Stabilization of a State
• Hulya Arik (York University, Canada): The Revival of Islamic Visual Artscapes: A Comparative Approach to Islamic Art and Identities in Turkey and Canada
• Alan Freeman (GERG, Canada): Discussant

11. Quality of Life
Friday, 16:00. Room 206.
Chair: Ruth Rempel (University of Winnipeg, Canada)
• Nitasha Kaul (University of Westminster, UK ): Contemporary Neoliberal Dehumanization.doc
• Carlos Gallegos-Anda (UNDP, Ecuador): Development in Ecuador: the bifurcation of modernity and good living.
• Olabanji Akinola (Guelph University, Canada): Understanding the Pains of a Sapped Generation
• Grace Oshinfowokan (National Institute of Policy Research, Nigeria): The International Sea Bed Authority And The Common Heritage Of Mankind

12. Transforming Locally in a Multi-Polar World
Friday, 16:00. Room 201.
Chair: Oliver Schmidtke (University of Victoria, Canada)
• Andrew Woolford (University of Manitoba, Canada): One Cold City: Care And Control In Inner City Winnipeg
• Bronwyn Dobchuk-Land (University of Winnipeg, Canada): Good Intentions, Bad Results? The Settler Colonial Dynamics of Crime Prevention Policy in Manitoba
• James Gacek ( University of Manitoba, Canada): Carceral Spaces and Indigenous Masculinity: Narratives from Former Inmates
• Trine Öland (University of Copenhagen, Denmark): Universalism and the Danish welfare nation-state’s boundary work

13. US Hegemony
Friday, 16:00. Room 108.
Chair: Paul Kellogg (Athabasca University, Canada)
• Bradley Mayer (Independent Researcher, USA): The Hegemon That Failed
• James Parisot (Binghamton University, USA): In and Against: American Empire Revisited: New Directions in the Capitalist World Order
• Richard Westra (Nagoya Univeristy, Japan): China: A Parallax View

14. States and Classes
Friday, 16:00. Room 204.
Chair: Megan Pickup (Carleton University, Canada)
• Bonn Juego (University of Jyvaskyla, Finland): Political Economy and Elite Interests in Asian Capitalisms
• Rubens Sawaya (Pontifica Universidade Catolica de Sao Paolo, Brazil): State, Nation and Transnational Capital
• Oldrich Krpec (Masaryk University, Czech Republic) Czechoslovak Trade Policy after First World War (1918-1929)

15. Terror, Information and State Secrecy
Saturday, 10:45. Room 108.
Chair: Oldrich Krpec, Masaryk University)
• Paul Zarembka (State University of New York, USA): ‘A Challenge for Geopolitical Economy: SBinoy Kampmark (RMIT University, Australia): The Transparency Movement in Geopolitical Economy: WikiLeaks, Economic Diplomacy and the Redistribution of Power

16. Labour in Multipolarity I
Saturday, 10:45. Room 114.
Chair: Mara Fridell (University of Manitoba, Canada)
• Shoko Chuma (Kokugakuin University, Japan): Contemporary significance of unequal exchange of labour
• Matthew Dufour (City University of New York, USA) + Ellen Russell (Wilfred Laurier University, Canada): Worker Bargaining Power in Multipolar Context: The Canadian Experience of Wage Stagnation
• Intan Suwandi (University of Oregon, USA): Back to Production: An Analysis of the Imperialist Global Economy

17. Keynes and Money
Saturday, 10:45. Room 204.
Chair: Makoto Itoh (Tokyo University, Japan)
• Radhika Desai (University of Manitoba, Canada): Public Engagement and Intellectual Transformation: British Decline in Keynes’s Opposition to the Gold Standard
• Richard eptember 11th and Conspiracy Theory’.
• Westra (Nagoya University, Japan) : Idle Money and the Merchant of Venice Economy it Begat
• Tanweer Akram (Voya Investment Management, USA): Japan’s Liquidity Trap

18. Land and Food
Saturday, 10:45. Room 206.
Chair: Craig Harris (Michigan State University)
• Arindam Banerjee (University of Delhi, India): Understanding Geopolitics Through Food Security
• Guljahan Kurbanova (Food and Agriculture Organization, Rome): Coordination of the Eurasian Regional Cooperation on Food Security and Agriculture
• Ravi Bhandari (St Mary’s University, USA): Neglected Structural and Macroeconomic Constraints in Progressive Land Reform: The Case of Nepal

19. Taxing Rent I
Saturday, 10:45. Room 201.
Chair: Erik Thomson (University of Manitoba, Canada)
• Francis Peddle (Dominican College, Ottawa, Canada): Report of the Assessment and Taxation Commission, Manitoba, 1919: The Fate of Henry George in Canada
• Mason Gaffney (University of California, USA): Western Canada’s Magnetic Tax Systems and their Object Lessons, 1890-1940
• Stephen Barton (City of Berkeley USA): Berkeley Mayor J. Stitt Wilson’s 1911 Synthesis of Socialism, Georgism and Feminism
• Alexandra Lough (Henry George Birthplace, UK): Land Reform, Socialism, and the Single Tax in the British Isles

20. Imperialism, Racism and War of Terror
Saturday, 13:30. Room 111.
Chair: Jorge Nallim (University of Manitoba, Canada)
• Sabah Alnasseri (York University, Canada): Imperialism and State violence
• Jeremy Kowalski (Wilfred Laurier University, Canada): Terrorism

21. Labour in Multipolarity II
Saturday, 13:30. Room 206.
Chair: Bradley Mayer (Independent Researcher, USA)
• Ana Garcia (Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil): The rise of BRICS and chances for an alliance from below
• Judith Marshall (York University, Canada): Strikes, Bread Riots and Blockades: Mozambican Workers and Communities in Resistance
• Julie Guard (University of Manitoba, Canada) + Mercedes Steedman (Laurentian University, Canada): The Vale Strike: Union and Community Confront Global Capital

22. Revolution, Gender, Culture
Saturday, 13:30. Room 204.
Chair: Johanna Brenner (Portland State University, USA)
• Jorge Nallim (University of Manitoba, Canada): The World Crisis and Argentine Cultural Circles, 1930s-early 1940s
• Patricia Harms (Brandon University, Canada): Dictating Feminisms: Jorge Ubico, the Great Depression and Gender in Guatemala City, 1930-1944
• James Handy (University of Saskatchewan, Canada) : Discussant

23. Contemporary Capitalism
Saturday, 13:30. Room 108.
Chair: Prabhat Patnaik (Jawaharlal Nehru University, India)
• Paul Kellogg (Athabasca University, Canada): Panic Capitalism: Reframing Neoliberalism in the Context of Multipolarity
• Alan Nasser (Evergreen College, USA): The Unacknowledged Stage of Capitalist Development: the Obsolescence of Net Investment and the Emergence of the Age of Wage-Driven Economies

24. Taxing Rent II
Saturday, 13:30. Room 201. Chair:
Shauna MacKinnon (University of Winnipeg)
• Mary Rawson (Civic Activist, Vancouver, Canada): Eight Times Mayor Of Vancouver ‘Single Tax’ Taylor: Louis Denison Taylor – 1857-1946
• Robert Williams (Vancity Credit Union, Canada): Civic Revenues and Business District Rents
• Ted Gwartney (BC Assessment Authority, Canada): Assessment reforms in B.C. under the NDP.

25. Intellectual History I
Sunday, 10:45. Room 204.
Chair: Erik Thomson (University of Manitoba, Canada)
• Ruth Rempel (University of Winnipeg, Canada): States, Trade, Progress and Stability: The “Thirty Years’ Crisis” and Emerging Theories of Economic Development
• Andrew Fischer (Institute of Social Studies, Netherlands): Rethinking the dialectic of developmentalism and dependency within the evolution of hierarchical multi-polarity

26. Indigenous Economies and Economics
Sunday, 10:45. Room 114.
Chair: Ian Hudson (University of Manitoba, Canada)
• James Arruda (York University Canada): A Work in Progress
• Jacqueline Romanow (University of Winnipeg, Canada) ) + Hugh Grant (University of Winnipeg, Canada): White Buffalo, Cash Cow, or White Elephant
• Emily Eaton (University of Regina, Canada) : Beyond social democratic and neoliberal moments of colonial extraction in Saskatchewan: a case for renewable, reciprocal and anti-colonial economies

27. Creative and Cultural Industries II
Sunday, 10:45. Room 108.
Chair: Dwayne Winseck (Carleton University, Canada)
• Julio Moraes (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil): Creative Economics 3g: Technology, Brics And The New Shape Of Creativity
• Sergio Ordoñez (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico): Knowledge Capitalism, Globalization And Hegemony: Towards A Socio-Spatial Approach
• Alan Freeman (GERG, Canada): Combined Development, Scientific and Creative Labour, and the Modern Developmental State
• Oliver Schmidtke (University of Victoria, Canada): Discussant

28. Foreign Policies
Sunday, 13:30. Room 204.
Chair: Bonn Juego (University of Jyvaskyla, Finland)
• Petar Kurecic (University North, Croatia): Small European States and Euro-Atlantic integration: Different Paths to Security and Influence
• Rodrigo Lima (Sao Paulo State University, Brazil): Ways of Development : Rethinking Modernization Role in Brazilian Foreign Policy in the 21st Century
• Megan Pickup (Carleton University, Canada): Foreign Policy of the New Left: Explaining Brazil’s Southern Partnerships in a Changing World Order

29. Economics as Intellectual Cleansing
Sunday, 13:30. Room 201.
Chair: Greg Blue (University of Victoria)
• Ian Hudson (University of Manitoba, Canada): On the 21st Century Vision of a Cleansed Mainstream Economics.
• Robert Chernomas (University of Manitoba, Canada): On the Cleansing of Economics.
• Mark Gabbert (University of Manitoba, Canada): The Thirty Years’ Crisis, Intellectual Cleansing, and Academic Freedom

30. Indigenous Movements
Sunday, 13:30. Room 114.
Chair: Paul Kellogg (Athabasca University, Canada)
• Kathleen Buddle (University of Manitoba, Canada): The international roots of the indigenous nationalist movement in Canada
• Todd Scarth (University of Manitoba, Canada): Indigenism in Context

31. Intellectual History II
Sunday, 13:30. Room 108.
Chair: Kari Polanyi-Levitt (Polanyi Institute, Canada)
• Gordon Holmes (Mongolia International University, Mongolia): Imperial Political Economy of the Interwar Period
• Erik Thomson (University of Manitoba, Canada: The Thirty Years War and Thirty Years Crisis

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