Marx 200 International Conference

Conference, 5 May 2018, London, United Kingdom


MARX 200 - A Major International Conference celebrating Marx’s work and exploring the significance of Marxism in the world today. Organised by the Marx Memorial Library on the bicentenary of Marx's birth.

Saturday 5 May 2018, School of Oriental and African Studies, London

Tickets will go on sale January 2018

Full programme to be announced. Speakers include:

  • John McDonnell MP, the Shadow Chancellor
  • Sarah Mosoeta (professor of sociology at the National Institute for the Humanities & Social Sciences, Johannesburg)
  • Isabel Monal (editor of the Cuban theoretical journal Marx Ahora)
  • David McLellan (visiting professor of political theory at Goldsmith College, University of London)
  • Ben Fine (professor of economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)
  • John O’Neill (professor of political economy at Manchester University)
  • Ian Gough (visiting professor at the London School of Economics)
  • Sitaram Yechury, Leader of the Communist Party of India (Marxism)

Speakers from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, a thinktank of the left-wing party Die Linke, based in Berlin.

Plenary sessions will examine Marx’s contribution to:
• political economy and its relevance today – why Marx was right
• philosophy and human development – Marxism and the battle of ideas
• the international role of the working-class movement – Marxism as a force for change

Break-out sessions will address a broad range of themes including:
o class, race and gender
o neoliberalism and austerity
o Marxism and the environment
o nationalism and populism
o artificial intelligence and social media
o Marxism and culture
o state power and the power of the state
o Marxism and the present as history

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Marx Memorial Library & Workers' School

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Marx Memorial Library
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