:Left Forum NYC Friday June 7th 2013 
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Not a Series  Left Forum NYC Friday June 7th 2013  Opening Plenary  
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Jon Almeleh  Events and Speeches  For non-profit use only. 
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Addressing the connections between the creation of a thriving biosphere and the transformative conditions of ecology and economy needed to sustain it, plenary speakers will bring three unique left perspectives to bear upon these most pressing challenges of our times.   Christian Parenty, Jill Stein, Immanuel Wallerstein 
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Christian Parenti is a professor of sustainable development at the School for International Training, Graduate Institute, and a visiting scholar at the CUNY Grad Center. He is the author of four books, the most recent being Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence (Nation Books, July 2011). He has a PhD in sociology and geography from the London School of Economics.

Dr. Jill Stein is a 2012 Green Party presidential candidate. She co-authored "In Harm's Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development and Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging", which promote green local economies, sustainable agriculture, clean power, and freedom from toxics. Stein is also a mother, housewife, physician, teacher of internal medicine, and pioneering environmental-health advocate. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1973, and from Harvard Medical School in 1979.

Immanuel Wallerstein is Senior Research Scholar at Yale University. He is the author of The Modern World-System, and most recently, European Universalism: The Rhetoric of Power. He was the director of the Fernand Braudel Center (1976-2005), president of the International Sociological Association (1994-1998), and chair of the international Gulbenkian Commission for the Restructuring of the Social Sciences, whose report is Open the Social Sciences.
His talk will focus on the topic: Ecological decline? Capitalist Decline? Both? He will also draw out the political-transformative conclusions in his answer to these questions. 
Nancy Holmstrom (moderator) is Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Philosophy Department at Rutgers University. Nancy Holmstrom has long been a socialist and feminist activist and is a member of the boards of the Left Forum and the Daniel Singer Millennium Prize Foundation. With Joanna Brenner, she most recently co-authored Socialist Feminist Strategy Today in the "Socialist Register 2013", published by Monthly Review Press; recent books include:The Socialist Feminist Project (Ed) and Capitalism For & Against: A Feminist Debate (co-author) 
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View Script  Pace University NYC  06-07-2013  English 
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