Michael Schwartz on Economic & Sociological Basis of U.S. Policy in Iraq

Sep 20 2007 - 7:00pm
Sep 27 2007 - 11:30am

Event Description:

ITINERARY 20 - 27 September 2007
Michael Schwartz in HOUSTON
"Eyes Still on the Prize: Oil, U.S. & Iraq",
Economic & Sociological Basis of U.S. Policy in Iraq

Michael Schwartz, professor of economic sociology and faculty director of the Undergraduate College of Global Studies at Stony Brook University, has written extensively on the dynamics of popular protest, repression, war, and revolution; on business structure; on the relationships between the political economy and government policy; and on the heritability of intelligence.  His scholarly articles have appeared in many leading journals,including The American Sociological Review, Social Problems, and Nature. He has published five books, including the widely acclaimed Radical Protest and Social Structure, a pioneering work in historical sociology and social movement theory; The Power Structure of American Business (with Beth Mintz), an award winning analysis of American business structure; and Social Policy and the Conservative Agenda (edited, with Clarence Lo), an exploration of the factors that contributed to the resiliency of the conservative turn in American politics during the Clinton years. Professor Schwartz has written extensively on Iraq since the U.S. invasion, analyzing topics as diverse as American military strategy, the resilience of the Iraqi resistance, the guerrilla government in Sadr City, and potential impact of American withdrawal on Iraqi society. His work on Iraq has appeared on the internet at numerous sites, including TomDispatch, ZNet, Asia Times and Mother Jones, and in many print outlets, including Contexts, Cities, Against the Current, and Z Magazine. His forthcoming book War Without End: The American Military as an Instrument of Neo-Liberal Revolution on the impact of the war on the social, political, and economic structure of Iraq will be published in the spring of 2008.

7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20
KPFT 90.1 F.M Telephone Interview Progressive Forum with Wally James

12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25
Houston Community College System
Cyber Lounge, Westgate Campus, Northwest College - HCCS
 "Eyes on the Prize: Oil, the U.S. & Iraqi"

3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25
West Loop Auditorium, Southwest College - HCCS
"Can the United States Win the War in Iraq?"

7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25
Rice University, Sewall Hall, Room 301.
"The Deconstruction of Iraq: A Sociological Perspective"

1-2:45 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26
"The Role of Oil: Origins and Trajectory of the Iraq War"
Eagle Room, Town & Country Campus, Northwest College - HCCS

9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 27
College of the Mainland, Texas City
"The Case for Immediate Withdrawal from Iraq."

Sponsored by The REEL Film & Speaker Festival at Northwest College - HCCS.
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Ann Louise Bragdon, Ph.D.
Anthropology/Sociology Faculty
Northwest College - HCCS
Anthropology Discipline Chair
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Event Sponsor:
The REEL Film & Speaker Festival at Northwest College - HCCS

Event Contact Name:
Ann Louise Bragdon, Ph.D.

Event Phone Contact Information:
713-718-5642

Event Email Address:
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Event Fee:
Free