SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2019: 6:00pm
(Tower Ballroom, 2nd Floor)

Dinner & Keynote Speaker

The dinner and keynote address is included in the registration fee.

Absolute Capitalism:
The Neoliberal Project and the Marxian-Polanyian-Foucaultian Critique
Where Do We Go From Here?”

Professor of Sociology
University of Oregon

John Bellamy Foster is editor of Monthly Review and a professor of sociology at the University of Oregon. Professor Foster received his PhD from York University. He has written widely on political economy and has established a reputation as a major environmental sociologist. His reinterpretation of Marx on ecology introduced the concept of “metabolic rift” and was widely influential. This work led to his receiving the Distinguished Contribution Award of the American Sociological Association’s Environment and Technology section. His book Marx's Ecology received the best book of the year award from the ASA’s Section on Marxist Sociology. More recently, as the editor of Monthly Review, Foster has returned to his earlier work on the political economy of capitalism, but with a renewed focus on the role of U.S. foreign policy following September 2001. His 2006 book Naked Imperialism, along with frequent editorials in the pages of Monthly Review, attempted to account for the growing U.S. military role in the world and the shift toward a more visible, aggressive global projection of US power. Foster has also worked to expand Paul Sweezy’s and Paul Baran’s theory of monopoly capital in light of the current financially led phase of monopoly-finance capitalism. His most recent books include Trump in the White House (2017), The Age of Monopoly Capital (2017), Marx and the Earth (2016), and Theory of Monopoly Capitalism: An Elaboration of Marxian Political Economy (2014), among many others.