EUROPE ON THE EDGE
An Evening with Gregor Gysi and Leo Panitch - October 29 - NYC
Join us on Thursday, October 29 for an evening of discussion about the European Left and the current crises in the EU.
Gregor Gysi, a longtime leader of Germany’s Left Party, and Leo Panitch, a leading intellectual of the North American Left, will talk about issues including Syriza vs. Podemos, Germany vs. Greece, the European Union vs. the European working classes, the deepening refugee crisis, never-ending austerity, and what the Left can do about it all.
This event is a co-production of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office and Jacobin Magazine.
Thursday, October 29, 6pm-8pm
NYU’s Journalism Institute
20 Cooper Square, Seventh Floor
We have reached capacity and closed the registration for this event. Please arrive early to secure your seat.
Gregor Gysi has for decades been one of the most prominent political leaders of the European Left. From 2005-2015 he served as chairman of the parliamentary group of DIE LINKE in the German Bundestag. He recently stepped down from this position but continues to serve as member of parliament representing the district Treptow-Köpenick in Berlin. On this trip he will be giving talks in Washington D.C. (Oct 27, sponsored by the German Historical Institute), New York City, and Chicago (co-sponsored by University of Illinois Chicago and RLS–NYC).
Leo Panitch has for decades been a leading intellectual of the North American Left. He is a distinguished professor of politics at Toronto’s York University and since 1985 co-editor of the Socialist Register. His latest book, co-written with Sam Gindin, is The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of American Empire. He is a frequent consultant to left causes and commentator on European politics.
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