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Beyond Neoliberalism: Social Justice After the Welfare State

  • Heyman Center Common Room, Columbia University (map)

Social Justice after the Welfare State, a workshop led by Alice Kessler-Harris and Premilla Nadasen in the Center for the Study of Social Difference (CSSD) at Columbia, hosts a daylong symposium to explore the transformation of the welfare state and social movements in the face of neoliberal challenges. We consider the implications of this transformation for the political economy of class, gender, racism, and migration. Putting scholars in conversation with activists who address the fallout of neoliberalism on the ground, the symposium assesses the past, present, and future of government social responsibility and pays special attention to social rights and social justice.
8:30 a.m.
Arrival and Registration
9-10 a.m.
Alice Kessler-Harris and Premilla Nadasen
Nancy MacLean
William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy, Duke University
10-10:15 a.m.
Break for coffee
10:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Chair: Frances Fox Piven, CUNY Graduate Center
Asha Rosa, Black Lives Matter and Black Youth Project  
Katherine Acey, Barnard Center for Research on Women
Carlos Pacheco, anti-globalization activist
Linda Oalican, Damayan Migrant Workers Association
Michelina Ferrara, Atlas DIY  
Joel Finegold, Crown Heights Tenants Union
1:15-2:30 p.m.
Break for lunch
2:30–5:45 p.m.
Chair: Ruth Milkman, CUNY Graduate Center
Post-Work: Peter Frase, Jacobin Magazine
Feminism: Nancy Fraser, The New School
The Carceral State: Donna Murch, Rutgers University
Welfare: Annelise Orleck, Dartmouth College
Electoral Politics: Lorraine Minnite, Rutgers University
Socialism: Erik Olin Wright, University of Wisconsin
Migration: Mae Ngai, Columbia University
5:45-6 p.m.
Alice Kessler-Harris and Premilla Nadasen
6-7 p.m.
Wine and cheese reception
Center for the Study of Social Difference; Women Creating Change; Heyman Center for the Humanities; Department of History, Columbia University
Columbia University is committed to creating an environment that includes and welcomes people with disabilities. This event will include sign language interpreters. 
If you need further accommodations because of a disability, please email at least one week in advance.