Marx Memorial Library celebrates Marx's 200th birthday on 2018 with a Major International Conference
On 5 May we will celebrate Marx’s work and explore the significance of Marxism in the world today.
At SOAS, University of London.
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
Tickets for the event will be available from the MML website from January.