Institute of Political Economy Annual Graduate Student Conference: Beyond Resistance
March 3, 2022 — March 4, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM — 5:00 AM
The Institute of Political Economy will be hosting a two-day event over zoom for this year’s annual graduate student conference. English Closed Captioning [auto-generated] will be available throughout. This event is open to the public, but registration is required [complete form below].
The theme of our conference is Beyond Resistance. We face an era of intertwined crises: climate, capitalism, and colonialism. Our social systems encompassing economic, political, ecological, gendered and racialized forms of oppression are changing at an unprecedented rate. We are in the midst of the sixth mass-extinction event in the planet’s history, yet leadership persists as if it’s business as usual, with policies of endless economic growth. Decolonial, anti-capitalist, feminist and labour struggles are gaining momentum, but as of now they lag behind the exploiters’ access to power, institutions and funds. Struggles for liberation unfold on numerous fronts, demanding the application of new tactics and alternative knowledge. We want to create a space to develop this knowledge.
Our conference will kick off the morning of Thursday, March 3rd with our keynote presentation delivered by TBA. Full schedule and presentation titles can be posted in February 2022.