GERG Revolutions Conference
Sept 29 to Oct 1, 2017
St John’s College, University of Manitoba
Dear Conference Participants,
We are posting a Revised Final Programme that takes care of the outstanding concerns of participants regarding the timing of the panels they were presenting at or chairing and to make room for an exciting new special session.
After weeks of hard work, we can finally announce that the first session on Friday will be a Special Plenary featuring Dr Miguel Angel Perez Pirela from Venezuela, a political philosopher, writer, international analyst, essayist and columnist, Director of the Area of Sociopolitics and Culture of the Institute of Advanced Studies, Editor-in-Chief of the academic journal Revista de Estudios Transdisciplinarios (RET) and director of the daily TV program “Cayendo y Corriendo” in Venezolana de Televisión (VTV) and the radio program “Tactics and strategy” in Radio Nacional de Venezuela (RNV). He will be speaking to the theme ‘Venezuela: Revolution under destabilization, blockades and media war’.
Given how important the fate of Venezuela is to any emerging revolutionary politics, we hope you will agree with us that this is a most fitting special session to start our deliberations with.
Please check for your name and note the sessions at which you need to be present. You don’t have to print this programme out: we will have a kit for all presenters upon arrival which includes the printed programme.
Looking forward to this most engaging of conversations.
On behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee
Registration Opens for
Registration is now open for the ‘Revolutions’ conference. More information will shortly be posted with our newsletter. Not on our list? Sign up here. Early bird registration continues until August 31, 2017, so don’t miss out!
Registration is a two-step process. First, you need to join the Geopolitical Economy Society (GES), and then when you are a member, you can register for the conference.
Membership entitles you to other benefits, in particular discounted rates for books relating to our work including those in the Geopolitical Economy Books series and the Future of World Capitalism series. We will let you know as soon as this facility is ready; your membership will last until August 31, 2018 so you will not miss out by joining now. There are three membership rates: full ($100), concessionary ($50) and student ($30). We have no institutional funding, so we rely on you to pick the appropriate rate.
Conference registration fees includes a full lunch on each of three days, two coffee breaks and a reception. There are two registration rates for participants: early bird (until August 31, $150) and late ($200).
‘One-day’ registration provides a special rate for folks that are not presenting papers, especially students and residents of Winnipeg. This also entitles you to two coffee breaks and a full lunch as well as the Friday reception. You can register for as many single days as you want. Note that the plenary sessions (the ones with keynote speakers) are open to the public, as will be an opening plenary on Thursday evening. Interested Winnipeg residents may attend conference panels free of charge if they opt to forgo lunch, coffee breaks and other refreshments. Donations from such attendees are welcome and much appreciated.
We are also organising a conference banquet on Saturday night; we are currently in the process of finalizing the details of the banquet, but when we do we will release the details. It will probably cost about $50 for an excellent meal and, we hope, entertainment.
Founded by Professor Radhika Desai and Assistant Professor Petar Kurecic, the research group “Small States in the Multi-Polar World” was founded and held its initial meeting at the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, September 28th, 2015. It is currently pursuing cooperation with some other research groups that are also studying small state problematics.
The Geopolitical Economy Research Group (GERG) and Manchester University Press announce a new book series. It aims, inter alia, to promote ‘fresh inter- and multi-disciplinary perspectives on the most pressing new realities of the 21st century: the multipolar world and the renewed economic centrality of states in it.
The Geopolitical Economy Research Group (GERG) held an international multi-disciplinary conference on ‘From the Thirty Years’ Crisis to Multipolarity: the Geopolitical Economy of the 21st Century World’ at the University of Manitoba from September 25 to 27, 2015. The conference included 138 presenters from over 30 countries.