May 22, 10am–12pm | Historical Perspective Panel | REGISTER
Ingo Schmidt teaches Labour Studies at Athabasca University. Recent books include Reading 'Capital' Today: Marx After 150 Years (with Carlo Fanelli) and The Three Worlds of Social Democracy: A Global View.
Jaleh Mansoor is an associate professor of Art History at UBC, Mansoor’s areas of teaching and research include modernism and the avant-gardes, European art since 1945, Marxism and Frankfurt School Theory, formalism, Marxist feminism, and social reproduction theory.
Tamir Bar-On is a researcher and professor in the School of Social Sciences and Government, Tec de Monterrey, and is a specialist on French and European New Right, fascism, the Right in various countries, the history of political ideologies, the Alt Right, Islamism, terrorism, and football (soccer) and the Right.
May 29, 10am–12pm | Theoretical Perspective Panel | REGISTER
Am Johal is Director of SFU's Vancity Office of Community Engagement and the author of Ecological Metapolitics: Badiou and the Anthropocene and co-author with Matt Hern of Global Warming and the Sweetness of Life: A Tar Sands Tale.
Laura Marks works on media art and philosophy with an intercultural focus. Her most recent books are Hanan al-Cinema: Affections for the Moving Image (MIT, 2015) and Enfoldment and Infinity: An Islamic Genealogy of New Media Art (MIT, 2010).
Hilda Fernandez Alvarez works as a Lacanian psychoanalyst in private practice and as a psychotherapist, registered with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, for a public institution (Vancouver Coastal Health) in Vancouver, Canada.
June 5, 10am–12pm | Contemporary Perspective Panel | REGISTER
Ajay Gudavarthy is Associate Professor at the Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has been a visiting fellow at Goldsmiths, University of London, and a Charles Wallace Fellow at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
Helmut-Harry Loewen has devoted over three decades to anti-fascist activism. Prior to his retirement in 2015, Loewen taught for twenty-two years at the University of Winnipeg, first as a sessional lecturer in German Studies and Philosophy and then as a member of the Department of Sociology.
Joan Braune is Lecturer in Philosophy at Gonzaga University, USA. She is author of Erich Fromm's Revolutionary Hope: Prophetic Messianism as a Critical Theory of the Future (2014).
Patricia Barkaskas is the Academic Director of the Indigenous Community Legal Clinic and an Instructor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law. Patricia has practiced in the areas of child protection (as parent’s counsel), civil, criminal, family, and prison law.
Vladimir Safatle is a professor of Philosophy and Psychology at University of São Paulo, has been a visiting scholar at UC - Berkeley, and an invited professor at Université de Paris VII, Paris VIII, Toulouse, and Louvain.
Samir Gandesha is currently Associate Professor in the Department of the Humanities and the Director of the Institute for the Humanities at Simon Fraser University. He specializes in modern European thought and culture, with a particular emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries.