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CAPITALISM, INEQUALITY, AND DEMOCRACY
International Conference - April 12-13, 2013 - UBC, Vancouver

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From April 12-13, 2013, the international workshop on Capitalism, Inequality, and Democracy, a collaboration between the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung–New York Office and the University of British Columbia, will take place in Vancouver, Canada. The workshop seeks to examine the global rise of social inequality as well as its implications for democratic governance and social movements. RLS–NYC Co-director Albert Scharenberg will give opening remarks.

The event is free and open to the public, but RSVP is required.

Workshop Location:

C.K. Choi Building, Institute of European Studies
1855 West Mall & Green College 6201 Cecil Green Park Road, Vancouver

Schedule of Events:
Friday April 12th, 6 – 8 PM

OPENING REMARKS:
Kurt Huebner, Oliver Schmidtke, and Albert Scharenberg

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION: WHAT IS THE PRICE OF RISING INEQUALITY?
Moderator: Max Cameron, University of British Columbia
David Soskice, London School of Economics
Trish Hennessy, Centre for Policy Alternatives, Toronto
Wolfgang Merkel, Social Science Center, Berlin
Anna Soci, University of Bologna
Thomas Biebricher, Goethe University, Frankfurt

Saturday April 13th, 9 AM – 5 PM

WORKSHOP PRESENTATIONS:
09.00 – 10.00 David Soskice: “Inequality and Varieties of Capitalism”
10.00 – 11.00 Wei Zhao: “Economic and Social Inequality: The Case of China”
11.00 – 11.15 Coffee Break
11.15 – 12.15 Anna Soci: “Inequality and Democracy: The Case of the UK”
12.15 – 13.15 Trish Hennessy: “Rise of Inequality in Canada: Causes and Consequences”
13.15 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.00 Zoe Lefkofridi: “Inequality and Representation”
15.00 – 16.00 Wolfgang Merkel: “Crisis of Democracy: What Crisis?”
16.00 – 17.00 Thomas Biebricher: “Political Undercurrents of Neoliberalism”

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