Class, State and Nation in the Twenty-First Century

The Fourteenth Forum of the World Association for Political Economy 19-21 July 2019
University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada

Keynote Speakers

  • Michael Hudson
    Michael HudsonInstitute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends (ISLET)

    Dr. Michael Hudson is a prominent US critical economist and President of The Institute for the Study of Long-Term Economic Trends (ISLET), a Wall Street Financial Analyst, and Distinguished Research Professor of Economics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

    Dr. Hudson acts as an economic advisor to governments worldwide including Iceland, Latvia and China on finance and tax law. He is also the author of J is for Junk Economics (2017), Killing the Host (2015), The Bubble and Beyond (2012), Super-Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire (1968 & 2003), Trade, Development and Foreign Debt (1992 & 2009) and of The Myth of Aid (1971), amongst many others.

  • Utsa Patnaik
    Utsa PatnaikJawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)

    Dr. Utsa Patnaik is a Marxist economist. Graduating from the Oxford University, she she served at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning in the School of Social Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi as a Professor from 1973 until 2010.

    Dr. Patnaik’s main areas of research interest are the problems of transition from agriculture and peasant predominant societies to industrial society, both in a historical context and at present in relation to India; and questions relating to food security and poverty. She has authored several books, including Peasant Class Differentiation – A Study in Method (1987), The Long Transition (1999) and The Republic of Hunger and Other Essays (2007) and, most recently A Theory of Imperialism (2016, with Prabhat Patnaik)

  • Enfu Cheng
    Enfu ChengPresidium of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Academic Divisions

    Dr. Enfu Cheng is a member of the Presidium of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Academic Divisions, the Director of the Academic Division of Marxist Studies of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and a member of the National People’s Congress.

    Dr. Cheng’s main areas of research interest are the economic reform and development of China, theoretical economics, and Political economy. He published over 400 Journal articles on People’s Daily, Social Sciences In China Press (SSCP), Economics Perspectives, and many other prestigious Chinese Journals. Dr. Cheng has also authored The three stages of Socialism (1990), Comments on Western theories of property rights (1997), Economic system under Socialism with Chinese characteristics (2012), and amongst many others.

  • Maria Páez Victor
    Maria Páez VictorLaw Commission of Ontario (LCO)

    Dr. Maria Páez Victor is a sociologist, a member-at-large of the Law Commission of Ontario (LCO) Board of Governor, She was also teaching the sociology of health and medicine as well as health and environmental policies at the University of Toronto, and an active member of the Latin American community in Canada.

    Dr. Páez Victor was born in Venezuela and educated in Caracas, New York, Mexico City, England and Canada. She has twenty years national and international experience in policy analysis and environmental assessment, with expertise in the areas of health, environment, and energy.