Boris Kagarlitsky, Institute of Globalization and Social Movements

Russia and the Global Crisis

Thursday, February 19, 4pm, Inn Wisconsin (2nd floor), UW Memorial Union

BORIS KAGARLITSKY is Director of the Institute of Globalization and Social Movements in Moscow and a well-known international commentator on Russian politics and society. Kagarlitsky was co-ordinator of the Moscow People’s Front between ’88 and ’90, and also advised the Workers’ Committee of Prokpievsk and Karaganda during this period. He was a deputy to the Moscow City Soviet between 1990-93, during which time he was a member of the executive of the Socialist Party of Russia, co-founder of the Party of Labour, and advisor to the Chairperson of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Russia.  Previously, he was a student of art criticism and was imprisoned for two years for ‘anti-Soviet’ activities. His books include Empire of the Periphery: Russia and the World System, Russia Under Yeltsin And Putin: Neo-Liberal Autocracy, New Realism, New Barbarism: The Crisis of Capitalism, and most recently, From Empires to Imperialism: The State and the Rise of Bourgeois Civilisation.