August 15, 2021
From Socialist Project

Part 3 of the “Beyond the Socialist Impasse: Remembering Leo Panitch” series.

Discussion with Jayati Ghosh, Nicole Aschoff, Clyde Barrow, Rick Wolff and Doug Henwood.
Moderated By Zhun Xu. Closing Remarks by Eric Canepa.

  • Nicole Aschoff is an editor at Verso Books and the author of The New Prophets of Capital. Her most recent book is The Smartphone Society: Technology, Power and Resistance in the New Gilded Age.
  • Clyde Barrow is a professor of Political Science at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley. His recent books include The Dangerous Class: The Concept of the Lumpenproletariat (2020) and Toward a Critical Theory of States: The Poulantzas-Miliband Debate after Globalization (2016).
  • Eric Canepa is a harpsichordist and music historian and co-editor of the yearbook of transform! europe, the foundation of the Party of the European Left. From 2001 to 2006 he was the Coordinator of the Socialist Scholars Conference/Left Forum in New York, and from 2008 to 2012 Co-coordinator of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation’s project North-Atlantic Left Dialogue.
  • Jayati Ghosh is Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts-Amherst. She is an Indian development economist at Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her core areas of study include international economics, employment patterns in the Global South, macroeconomic policy and gender and development.
  • Doug Henwood is an American journalist, economic analyst, author, and financial trader who writes frequently about economic affairs. Until 2013 he published a newsletter, Left Business Observer, that analyses economics and politics from a left-wing perspective. He is author of Wall Street: How it Works and for Whom.
  • Zhun Xu is Assistant Professor of Economics at John Jay, City University of New York. His research interests include political economy, social development, and the Chinese economy. His most recent book is From Commune to Capitalism: How China’s Peasants Lost Collective Farming and Gained Urban Poverty.
  • Richard Wolff is Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Massachusetts, Amherst and a Visiting Professor of the New School for Social Research in New York City. He is the founder of Democracy at Work and his latest book is The Sickness is the System: When Capitalism Fails to Save Us.