Last night, the very room in The MAC which hosted the launch of NI21 six years ago to the day, was the venue for a panel discussion on Brexit, Borders and Beyond: Marxism as a Guide in Turbulent Times.
The well-attended event was organised by Ulster University’s School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences at Ulster University in association with Reclaim the Agenda and Slugger O’Toole.
Panellists delivered 20-minute talks followed by a time of Q&A.
- Mary Davis, visiting professor of Labour History at Royal Holloway University of London, editor and contributor to Marx 200: The Significance of Marxism in the 21st Century.
- John Barry, professor of Green Political Economy at Queen’s University Belfast, author of The Politics of Actually Existing Unsustainability: Human Flourishing in a Climate-Changed, Carbon Constrained World.
- Costas Lapavitsas, professor of Economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, author of The Left Case Against the EU.
UU’s Professor Kristian Lasslett from the School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences chaired the event and opened the session with his own reflection on his adolescent discovery of Marx.
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