Upcoming Events

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Invest in Minds Not Missiles: Resisting the Trillion-Dollar Nuclear Weapons Escalation

Jonathan King, Professor, Department of Biology, MIT

October 25, 4:00pm
Gordon Hall, Room 303
UMass Amherst


PERI SPEAKER SERIES: Free and open to the public
The Right Wing Assault on American Democracy: What Is It? How Can We Defeat It?

 Gordon Lafer, Professor, Labor Education & Research Center at University of Oregon
The One Percent Solution

October 16, 4:00pm
3rd Floor Conference Room, Gordon Hall
UMass Amherst

 Jennifer Taub, Professor, Vermont Law School
Reinventing Law and Economics

November 1, 4:00pm
3rd Floor Conference Room, Gordon Hall
UMass Amherst

 Nancy MacLean, William H. Chafe Professor of History and Public Policy, Duke University
Democracy in Chains

November 13, 4:30pm
Bernie Dallas Room, Goodell Building
UMass Amherst

 William Spriggs, Professor of Economics, Howard University; Chief Economist, AFL-CIO
All of Us or None of Us: Inequality, Race, Class and the Crisis in Our "Democracy"

December 4, 4:00pm
3rd Floor Conference Room, Gordon Hall
UMass Amherst

 Perry Anderson, Distinguished Professor, Department of History, UCLA; former editor of the New Left Review
Neo-Liberalism and Its Fall-Out

April 11, 4:00pm
3rd Floor Conference Room, Gordon Hall
UMass Amherst


Past Events

Crotty Hall Celebration Conference:
"Political Economy at Crotty Hall: Ushering in the New, Remembering the Old"

A conference for Faculty, Students, Alumni, and Friends Of UMass Economics

April 28-29
Crotty Hall and Gordon Hall
UMass Amherst

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Noam Chomsky Delivers Crotty Hall Inaugural Lectures

"Prospects for Survival"

April 13, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30)
Mullins Center (click here for directions)
UMass Amherst
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC- Seating is first-come first serve. 

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Leontief Prize Ceremony and Lecture

PERI's James Boyce receives Leontief Prize and delivers lecture on "Economics, Equity, and the Environment."

March 28, 1:30 pm
Tufts University
Medford, MA

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