Introduction


Introduction of Global University E-Lecture Series

This E-Lecture Series is organized or co-organized by the Global University for Sustainability, in which eminent speakers are invited to deliver lectures on themes of sustainability, justice, and alternatives. The lectures are video-recorded and uploaded to the Global U website for free access.

 

Global University E-Lecture Series 1:  Latin America: Political Crisis, Agrarian Question, and Thinking the Future

Speaker: François Houtart

Language: English

Professor Francois Houtart, Professor of the Instituo de Altos Estudios Nacionales del Ecuador (Quito), Ecuador, and Emeritus Professor at the Universite’ Catholique de Louvain.

Link: http://our-global-u.org/oguorg/en/?p=5048

 

Global University E-Lecture Series 2: Global Financial Crisis and Practices from the South

Speaker: Dr. Pedro Páez

Language: English

Dr. Pedro Páez is Superintendent for Market Power Control of the Government of Ecuador. He previously served as Deputy Minister of Finance, Minister for the Coordination of Economic Policy, President of the Ecuadorian Technical Commission for the New Regional Financial Architecture, and Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Republic of Ecuador in the Government Special Mission for the New Financial International Architecture. He also served as a member of the Commission of United Nations Experts on the Global Financial Crisis, chaired by Joseph Stiglitz and the Paris Group convened by the UN Presidency of the G20 in 2011. His writings deal with the global economy and Latin American and social issues. In 2008 he was awarded the merit of the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of Chile, the Republic of Chile.

Link: http://our-global-u.org/oguorg/en/?p=5061

 

Global Universtiy E-Lecture Series 3: Contra Hegemony and Strategic Architecture

Speaker : Eka Swadiansa

Language: English

Eka Swadiansa is the Principal of OSA. Through his co-founded vehicles, he is involved in several large scale multimillion USD international tenders across the Pacific region, which in turn became the foundation to his research works about Global South’s megacities revitalization pin-coined as the ‘Static City’ theory.

Link: http://our-global-u.org/oguorg/en/?p=5066

 

Global University E-Lecture Series 4: Agroecology and Sustainable Food Production

Speaker:  Prof. José Wellington Santos

Language: English

Prof. José Wellington Santos is professor of Federal Institute of Brasilia (IFB), Campus Planaltina DF, Brazi.

Link: http://our-global-u.org/oguorg/en/?p=5084

 

Global University E-Lecture Series 5: Ten Cyclical Economic Crises in China (1949-2016)

Speaker: Prof. Wen Tiejun

Language: English

Professor Wen Tiejun is a renowned expert on socio-economic sustainable development and rural issues, especially in policy studies on macro-economics and geo-strategy of south-south cooperation, inclusive growth of rural and urban integration, and regional comparative studies. He has not only conducted more than 20 years of policy studies in different departments of the Central Government of China since 1980s, but also overseas research by the World Bank, United Nations, European Union, among others.

Link: http://our-global-u.org/oguorg/en/?p=5169

On the page of the talks:

General Introduction to the Ten Cyclical Economic Crises of the PRC (1949-2016)

Lecture 1: Revolution Bonus + Regional War >> Hyperinflation
— First Cyclical Economic Crisis in New China (1949-1951)

Lecture 2: Relinking: The Cost of Foreign Capital-Dependent Industrialization
— China’s Second Cyclical Economic Crisis (1952-1960)

Lecture 3: Delinking & Its Costs: Tensions in the Geo-Political Environment and Third Front (“SanXian”) Construction
— China’s Third Cyclical Economic Crisis (1962-1970)

Lecture 4: The Cost of the “Second Foreign Investment” and Triangular Geo-strategic Re-adjustment among China, USSR & USA
— China’s Fourth Cyclical Economic Crisis (1969-1975)

Lecture 5: Economic Reform Induced by Foreign Debts & Deficits
— China’s Fifth Cyclical Economic Crisis (1978-1980)

Lecture 6: Relinking to the West: The Institutional Cost of Restructuring the National Industries by Foreign Capital
— China’s Sixth Cyclical Economic Crisis (1985-1989)

Lecture 7: Difficult Transition: Beyond “China Collapse”
— China’s Seventh Cyclical Economic Crisis (1991-1995)

Lecture 8: “Over-production” Induced by the East Asian Financial Turmoil, and Dual Options in China’s Response to the Crisis
—— China’s Eighth Cyclical Economic Crisis (1997-2001)

Lecture 9: Global Crisis Caused by Wall Street Financial Tsunami, and China’s Counter-Cycle Adjustments
— China’s Ninth Cyclical Economic Crisis (2007-2010)

Lecture 10: The Second Over-Production and National Strategic Readjustment
— China’s Tenth Cyclical Economic Crisis (2012-2016)

 

Global University E-Lecture Series 6: Crisis of Capital and “Sumak Kawsay”

Speaker:  Dr. Pedro Páez

Language: English

Dr. Pedro Páez is Superintendent for Market Power Control of the Government of Ecuador. He previously served as Deputy Minister of Finance, Minister for the Coordination of Economic Policy, President of the Ecuadorian Technical Commission for the New Regional Financial Architecture, and Plenipotentiary Representative of the President of the Republic of Ecuador in the Government Special Mission for the New Financial International Architecture. He also served as a member of the Commission of United Nations Experts on the Global Financial Crisis, chaired by Joseph Stiglitz and the Paris Group convened by the UN Presidency of the G20 in 2011. His writings deal with the global economy and Latin American and social issues. In 2008 he was awarded the merit of the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of Chile, the Republic of Chile.

Link: Forthcoming…

On the page of the talks:

Lecture 1: Dialectics in abiotic, biotic and noetic processes

Lecture 2: From the organic community of being to the society of having

Lecture 3: Mode of production and mode of life

Lecture 4: Capitalist Mode of Production, regimes of accumulation and socio-economic formations 1

Lecture 5: Capitalist Mode of Production, regimes of accumulation and socio-economic formations 2

Lecture 6: Structural crisis of overproduction and neoliberalism

Lecture 7: Nation-building vs. Globalisation

Lecture 8: Alternative Policies 1: New Financial Architecture and Knowledge Transfers

Lecture 9: Alternative Policies 2: Social Participation and Changes in Economic Structures