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Welcome to the Center for Social Theory and Comparative History (CSTCH) Home Page. CSTCH is under the direction of Robert Brenner (Prof. History, UCLA), and is locally administered at ISSR by Thomas Mertes. CSTCH wishes to acknowledge the generous support received from the UCLA Miller-Clarke fund as well as the Albert & Elaine Borchard Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

New Paper: Robert Brenner on the Origins of the Present Crisis

Upcoming Events

Monday, 1 June 2015 "Mexico: Popular Resistance, the Narco-state and the US"

Daniel Hernandez
VICE News
Mexico City

Christy Thornton
Department of History
NYU

History Conference Room, 6275 Bunche
2:00-5:00 pm

Monday, 4 May 2015 "Black Lives Matter"
Co-sponsored with Bunche Center for African American Studies and Gary Nash Chair in US History

Melina Abdullah
Pan-African Studies
Cal-State Los Angeles

Michael Brown
Black Lives Matter
Long Beach

Justin Hansford
School of Law
St. Louis University

Cheryl Harris
School of Law
UCLA

Discussant: Robin D.G. Kelley
Department of History
UCLA

History Conference Room, 6275 Bunche
2:00-5:00 pm

Monday, 18 May 2015 "After Marikana: The State, the ANC, and the Future of the Labor Movement in South Africa"
Co-sponsored with the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment and The Center for African Studies

Trevor Ngwane
Department of Sociology
University of Johannesburg

Gay Seidman
Department of Sociology
University of Wisconsin

Dinga Sikwebu
Coordinator of NUMSA United Front
Johannesburg

History Conference Room, 6275 Bunche
2:00-5:00 pm

Monday, 20 April 2015 "The Challenge of Podemos"
Co-sponsored with Center for European and Eurasian Studies

Isidro López
Observatorio Metropolitano
Madrid

Raimundo Viejo
Department of Political Science
University of Girona

History Conference Room, 6275 Bunche
2:00-5:00 pm

 

Monday, 9 February 2015 "Russia/Ukraine: Geopolitical Conflict, Movements from Below, and the Putin Regime"
Co-sponsored with Center for European and Eurasian Studies

Daniel Treisman
Department of Political Science
UCLA

Tony Wood
Department of History
New York University

Volodymyr Ishchenko
Department of Sociology
National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

Discussant: Perry Anderson
History and CSTCH
UCLA

History Conference Room, 6275 Bunche
2-5:30 pm

Monday, 23 February 2015 "Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement in Regional Perspective"
Co-sponsored with Center for Chinese Studies

Au Loong Yu
China Labor Net
Hong Kong

Joshua Wong Chi-fung
Convener, Scholarism
Hong Kong

Jieh-min Wu
Academia Sinica
Taiwan

History Conference Room, 6275 Bunche
2-5:30 pm

Monday, 9 March 2015 "Syriza and Greece"
Co-sponsored with Center for European and Eurasian Studies

Stathis Kouvelakis
Department of French
Kings College

Stergios Skaperdas
Department of Economics
UC Irvine

History Conference Room, 6275 Bunche
2-5:30 pm

 

 

 

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