Spring 2023 Events

Who are the “Ruling Class” Today?
Doug Henwood, Ho-fung Hung & Göran Therborn
February 13, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Feeding the World Without Devouring the Planet
George Monbiot, writer and activist
March 9, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Populism and the Autonomous Role of Politics
Monica Prasad, Northwestern University
April 20, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Extraction: The Frontiers of Green Capitalism
Thea Riofrancos, Providence College
March 1, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Movement Strategy and Social Movement Ecology
Paul Engler, writer and activist
March 28, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Massiveness and Transversality: Reimagining Political Articulation
Veronica Gago, Universidad Nacional de San Martín
April 27, 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

How Democracies Live (Time & Location TBD)
Stein Ringen, Kings College London
March 2  

The Visiting Scholars Program (VSP) lecture series brings distinguished critical scholars and activists from around the world to the University of Wisconsin-Madison to deliver lectures in virtual and in-person settings. The VSP series enriches the campus and community in several ways. Scholars speak with expertise on a wide range of topics, very often presenting the findings of recently conducted original research. Havens Wright Center lectures are also sites of cross-disciplinary discussion among faculty and students, and they provide a context in which people from the broader community can participate in intellectually stimulating programs with scholars and activists. The Center maintains an extensive archive of audio and digital video recordings of past lectures on our website.