Roundtable "The Era after Neoliberalism" and panel discussion "Between the Second and the Third World".
On the 11-12 of June 2013 the conference The End of Neoliberalism will take place in Kyiv, involving the leading academics from Western and Eastern Europe, who conduct research on economic and social aspects of globalization. The conference will be held within the international initiative Post-Globalization, supported by the Scientific and Technological Potential and History of Science Research Center of NAS of Ukraine, Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine, Visual Culture Research Center and Center for Society Research.
Will further advancement of “austerity measures” at the backdrop of the absence of state regulation of financial capital and actual shifting the burden of crisis from oligarchic big business on the working class and small and medium businessmen save Ukraine and other Eastern European countries? Is the nature of the economic crisis in Eastern Europe different than in other regions of the world?
Over the past 25 years Ukraine has remained at about the same level of economic and social development. It seems to be unique among other countries in its stable cheerlessness. But was the politics of all Ukrainian governments of all colors and orientations neoliberal? Post-Soviet economics in Ukraine does have its peculiarities, since the country has managed to grow several big oligarchs whose ambitions expanded even over the Western borders of Ukraine.
Among the participants: Cristophe Aguiton (ATTAC, France), Nicola Bullard (Focus on the Global South, Australia), Vasile Ernu (CriticAtac, Romania), Volodymyr Ishchenko (Center for Society Research, Commons Journal, Ukraine), Boris Kagarlitsky (Institute of Globalization and Social Movements, Russia), Borys Malytsky (Scientific and Technological Potential and History of Science Research Center of NAS of Ukraine), Anna Ochkina (Penza Pedagogical University, Russia), Yuriy Romanenko (Khvylia Internet Portal, Ukraine), Anastasia Riabchuk (Socialist Union Left Opposition, Commons Journal, Ukraine), Catherine Samary (Paris Dauphine University, France), Michal Sutowsky (Krytyka Polityczna, Poland), Vasyl Tereshchuk (Borotba Union, Ukraine), Vasyl Cherepanyn (Visual Culture Research Center, Political Critique Magazine, Ukraine).
11 June, Tuesday
12 June, Wednesday
10:00 – 17:30
Roundtable The Era after Neoliberalism: the Crisis and the Future of Eastern Europe
Big Conference Hall of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (55, Volodymyrska St., Section Hall, 2nd floor)
Panel discussion Between the Second and the Third World
Participants: Catherine Samary, Vasile Ernu, Anna Ochkina, Vasyl Tereshchuk, Yuriy Romanenko, Volodymyr Ishchenko
Moderator: Anastasia Riabchuk
The Teacher’s House (57, Volodymyrska St., Lecture Hall 1, ground floor)
The conference will be assisted by simultaneous translation into Ukrainian.
An online broadcasting will be held during the roundtable “The Era after Neoliberalism: the Crisis and the Future of Eastern Europe” on June, 12 from 10:00 till 17:30 in cooperation with urklife.tv, full recording will be available at websites ukrlife.tv and pglobal.org.
Organizers and partners:
International Initiative Post-Globalization
Scientific and Technological Potential and History of Science Research Center of NAS of Ukraine
Confederation of Free Trade Unions of Ukraine
Visual Culture Research Center
Commons Journal of Social Criticism
Center for Society Research
Socialist Union Left Opposition