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Marx's Critique of Political Economy and the Global Crisis Today

Marx’s Critique of Political Economy and the Global Crisis Today

Karl Marx was simultaneously one of the founders and one of the most important critics of the modern social sciences. All of the social sciences and humanities today draw widely from his work. At the core of Marx’s published work is his analysis of capitalism: Volume One of Capital, published in 1867. Capital defined his labor theory of value, which Marx drew from Adam Smith, David Ricardo, and the whole of classical political economy. This symposium draws together leading scholars from all over the world who have been applying the Marxian analytical apparatus — including his labor theory of value — to decipher and understand the current global economic and political crisis.

This event is FREE and open to the public except the Dinner and Plenary session featuring Silvia Federici, for which there is a fee.  For more information and to register, please email hofculctr[at]hofstra.edu.


Conrad Herold, PhD
Department of Economics
Hofstra University

Marc Silver, PhD
Department of Sociology
Hofstra University


Reginald Andre

David Harvey
Distinguished Professor , The Graduate Center, CUNY;
Author of Limits to Capital, 1982

Silvia Federici
Professor Emerita, Hofstra University;
Author of Caliban and the Witch, 2004

Harry M. Cleaver
Professor Emeritus, University of Texas at Austin;
Author of Reading Capital Politically, 1979

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