Talks with Marxist theorist Dr. Kenneth Surin

The world is engulfed in ever deepening economic crises, since 2008. The latest Eurozone crisis and its impact on global economy has led many to predict an even more tumultuous period in 2013.

It is no surprise that the relevance of Marx for understanding our times, has returned to the forefront of popular debates on the fate of global capitalism and its consequences for ordinary folk, everywhere.

To help us understand the significance of these issues, we are pleased to have Marxist theorist, Dr. Kenneth Surin of Duke University with us, for 2 night seminars exploring the following topics:

1) Marx for the 21st Century (Monday, 26th Nov, 8pm)
2) The New Financial Capitalism & Class Structure (Tuesday, 27th Nov, 8pm)

These seminars are open to ALL, at minimal cost (a donation will be collected for the rental of the venue). ALL are welcome and please do invite your friends for this exciting set of teach-ins.

Places may be limited due to venue. Please reserve your place by RSVP, via email to [email protected]gmail.com  or sms/call 012-5180863. Thank you all for your interest.

Venue address: Pusat Rakyat LoyarBurok (3-4, Tingkat 4, Jalan Bangsar Utama 3, 59000 Kuala Lumpur.)

Speaker’s Bio:

Kenneth Surin was born in Kuala Lumpur, and completed his high school education in Britain. He obtained his PhD in Philosophy and Religious Studies from the University of Birmingham, UK, in 1977. Surin taught in schools in and around Cambridge for seven years before getting his first academic job at the University of Gloucestershire. In 1987 he took up a position in the Department of Religion at Duke University, USA, moving to the Program in Literature and Critical Theory in 1992. Surin has also been Director of the Duke Center for European Studies and Chair of the Program in Literature and Critical Theory.

Surin’s most recent book is Freedom not Yet: Liberation and the Next World Order, a reconceptualization of the marxist paradigm in the light of developments in globalization and the rise of financialization.


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