The Ph.D. Program in History

at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York

GC Events

December 1 What now? The Roots of the Present Economic Crisis and the Way Forward: A Discussion with David Harvey and Robert Brenner



Elebash Recital Hall
Thursday December 1
7.00 pm – 9.00 pm


Robert Brenner is Visiting Professor in the Department of Economics at the New School University and author of many books and papers on the early development of capitalism and the current economic crisis. The Brenner Debate on the origins of capitalism to this day remains seminal on this topic. More recently his work –The Boom and the Bubble: the US in the World Economy (London, Verso, 2002) has focused on the fundamental contradictions of contemporary capitalism. His most recent publication is The Political Economy of the Rank and File Rebellion in Rebel Rank and File: Labor Militancy and Revolt from Below during the Long 1970s eds. A. Brenner et. al. (London, Verso, 2010)

David Harvey is Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography at the City University of New York (CUNY) and author of various books, articles, and lectures. He is the author of Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism(Profile Books, 2014), one of The Guardian’s(“) Best Books of 2011, The Enigma of Capital and the Crises of Capitalism (Oxford University Press, 2010). Other books include A Companion to Marx’s Capital, Limits to Capital, and Social Justice and the City. Professor Harvey has been teaching Karl Marx’s Capital for nearly 40 years. His lectures on Marx’s Volumes I and II are available for download (free) on his website.  He was director of the Center for Place, Culture and Politics from 2008-2014.

This event is sponsored by the Advanced Research Collaborative, Center for Place, Culture and Politics, and Center for the Humanities, Graduate Center, CUNY. It is free and open to the public.