Enabling Spaces to Discuss Marxist Theory
How relevant is Marxist thought for us today? The annual international conferences organised by the South Asian University (SAU) and RLS are devoted to discussing this question and strengthening networks of people from the left political spectrum. This year’s conference discussed “Contemporary Capitalism and the Revolutionary Possibilities 150 Years after Capital and 100 Years after Russian Revolution” (Programme pdf). The conferences constitute a platform where scholars, activists and students are engaged to brainstorm, discuss, publish and contribute to the struggles regarding social justice across the world.
Moreover, SAU and RLS jointly organise regular summer schools to connect young people, activists and scholars. In 2017, the nine-day workshop discussed theoretical questions of epistemology, economy, politics and social movements. The summer schools are open for everybody interested in the topics and aim to connect students from different academic backgrounds to encourage an interdisciplinary approach to Marxism. The event usually takes places in Delhi or the outskirts of the capital region.
The South Asian University is an international university established by the eight member nations of the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC): Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The university, which is based in Delhi, provides research and postgraduate courses ranging from social sciences and law over economics to biotechnology and computer science. For more information on the upcoming summer school as well as the related publications, please visit Insurgentscripts.