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Recordings of the Celebratory Conference in Honor of Kari Polanyi's 100th Birthday, Concordia University, June 14, 2023.

  • Opening Remarks and Session 1: Kari Polanyi Levitt’s Contributions to Canadian Political Economy and to Caribbean Political Economy. Watch video.
  • Session 2: Kari Polanyi Levitt’s Contributions to Political Economy, Economic Development Theory, the History of Economic Thought and to Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Society. Watch video.
  • Session 3: Kari’s Ilona Project. Watch video.
  • Session 4: Round Table on The Two Polanyis: Kari and Karl. Watch video.

Lecture by Professor Yochai Benkler, Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies, Harvard Law School, and Faculty Co-Director, Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University.    
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Opening Remark. Watch video.    
Quinn Slobodian, Wellesley College, USA. The Market Golem: Polanyi, Schmitt, Anti-Globalism.  Watch video.    
Ann Pettifor, Prime. Policy Research in Macroeconomics, UK. Can Societies Challenge and Transform the State's Role in Creating, Resourcing and Protecting Today's Global Capital Markets?   Watch video.    
Sheila Foster, Georgetown University Law Center, USA. The New Era of GlocalismSheila Foster, Georgetown University Law Center, USA. The New Era of Glocalism.   Watch video.    
Robert Kuttner, Brandeis University and Co-Editor, The American Prospect. The Crisis and the Opportunity. Watch video.    
Plenary # 1: The State as Actor of Transformation - Coping with a Crisis. Lessons from the Past for the Present: New Deal and U.S. War Economy. Watch video.    
Plenary # 2: From the Globalization Trilemma to the Political Trilemma of a Social-Ecological Transformation. Watch video.    
Plenary # 3: Global-National Responses to COVID-19. Watch video.    
Plenary # 4: The Changing Role of the State: What Does it Mean for Europe?   Watch video.    
Plenary #5: Roundtable on The COVID-19 Pandemic: Putting the Economy in its Place or Putting Democracy at Risk?   Watch video.    
Plenary # 6: Book Presentation - “Karl Polanyi – The works and life of an epochal thinker” and “Karl Polanyi – Von der entfesselten Wirtschaft zur solidarischen Gesellschaft.“   Watch video.    
Plenary # 7: The Shadow Pandemics of Covid-19: Gender-Based Violence, Crippling Debt and Attacks on Civic Space. A Civil-Society.   Watch video.    
Plenary # 8: Care and Care Work: The COVID-19 Pandemic, the Limits of the Market and the Question of Social Responsibility.   Watch video.
Plenary 9: Climate Emergency in the Post-Pandemic Era.   Watch video.    
Panel # 1: Presentation - Reading Polanyi: Fascism, Culture, Guild Socialism and the State. Watch video.    
Panel # 2: State, Market and Migration from a Polanyian Perspective (Part I). Watch video.    
Panel # 3: Fictitious Commodities and COVID-19: Culture, Labor and Decommodification. Watch video.    
Panel # 4: The Intellectual Journeys of Ilona Duczynska and Karl Polanyi. Watch video.
Panel # 5: Risk Governance and the State in the Post-COVID 21st Century. Watch video.    
Panel # 6: Digital Capitalism and the Pandemic. Watch video.    
Panel # 7: Roundtable on Market/Place: Exploring Spaces of Exchange. Watch viideo.    
Panel # 8: Basic Income, Livelihood, and Democracy in the Post-Pandemic Era. Watch video.    
Panel # 9: Neoliberalism, Emancipation and the Pandemic in Latin America. Watch video.    
Panel # 10: State, Market and Migration from a Polanyian Perspective (Part II).  Watch video.    
Panel # 11: Civil Society and the State before and after Covid. Opposition or Collaboration?.  Watch video.    
Panel # 12: Debt, Precarity, Financialization. Watch video.    
CLOSING REMARKS.   Watch video.    

Speakers: Fred Block, University of California, Davis; Robert Kuttner, Co-Editor of The American Prospect; and Margaret R. Somers, University of Michigan.

Moderator: Daniel Salée, Concordia University

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Modérateurs:  Marguerite Mendell (Université Concordia) et Gregor Murray (Université de Montréal)

Auteures du Manifeste: Adelle Blackett (Université McGill), Isabelle Ferreras (UCLouvain), et Dominique Méda (Université Paris Dauphine)

Commentaires: Nil Ataogul (TUAC), Pierre-Antoine Harvey (CSQ), Josée Lamoureux (CSN), Jonathan Vallée-Payette (FTQ)

In collaboration with Partenariat du CRIMT sur l'expérimentation institutionnelle et l'amélioration du travail and de l’Industrie 4.0, travail et emploi de l’Observatoire international sur les impacts sociétaux de l’IA et du numérique.

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Dialogue about the Democratizing Work Manifesto    
Moderators : Marguerite Mendell, Concordia University and Gregor Murray, Université de Montréal    
Manifesto Authors: Julie Battilana, Harvard University and Isabelle Ferreras, Université catholique de Louvain    
Discussants: Lana Payne, UNIFOR; Andrew Jackson, Broadbent Institute; Esteban Kelly, U.S. Federation of Worker Cooperatives; and Jim Stanford, Centre for Future Work    
In collaboration with CRIMT Partnership on Institutional Experimentation for Better Work and Industry 4.0, Work and Employment of the International Observatory of the Societal Impacts of AI and Digital Technology.    
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Participants: Stefan Berger, Ruhr University – Bochum; James Rhodes, University of Manchester; Petra Dolata, University of Calgary; and Lachlan MacKinnon, Cape Breton University.    
Chairperson: Steven High, Concordia University.    
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Speakers: Lucy Russell, Editor, Bloomsbury Publishing; Peadar Kirby, University of Limerick, Ireland; and Attila Melegh, Director, Karl Polanyi Center for Global Studies, Budapest, Hungary.

With a message from Michael Higgins, President of Ireland. Read message

Moderator: Marguerite Mendell, Concordia University.      
In collaboration with Bloomsbury Publishing, London, U.K.    
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Ceremony of the unveiling of a plaque noting the former residence of Karl Polanyi and Ilona Duczynska in Vienna, Austria. The plaque reads: “In this house lived from 1924 to 1933 the economic historian and social anthropologist Karl Polanyi with his wife, historian, Ilona Duczynska, and their daughter Kari.”    
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Plenary 1: The Enduring Legacy of Karl Polanyi.   Watch video.    
Plenary 2: Polanyi and Contemporary Social Thought.   Watch video.    
Plenary 3: Geopolitics of Financialized Capitalism and Contemporary Debt Bondage.   Watch video.    
Plenary 4: Towards a New Paradigm.   Watch video.    
Plenary 5: Freedom in a Complex Society.   Watch video.    
Plenary 6: Globalization and Development.   Watch video.    
Plenary 7: Towards a New Paradigm (2).   Watch video.    
Plenary 8: The Power of Ideas in Karl Polanyi's World of Thought.   Watch video.    
Special Session: Roundtable on the Power of Market Fundamentalism.   Watch video.    
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