Screen shot 2013-08-21 at 6.24.05 PMThe second Rethinking Capitalism Conference was on April 7, 8, and 9 at UC Santa Cruz. We asked what it means to denaturalize capitalism itself, and stress instead its fragility and contingency.

Thursday, April 7, 2011  |  University Center

5:30 PM Welcome
George Blumenthal, Chancellor, UC Santa Cruz

5:40 PM Framing the Crisis: Policy and Theory
Stephen Bruce, The Bruce Trust

Horace Brock, President, Strategic Economic Decisions

Robert Meister, Political Thought, UC Santa Cruz

7:00 PM Break

7:15 PM Keynote Panel: Telling the Story of 2008: Realistic, Utopian and Apocalyptic Narratives of What Could Have Happened

Kim Stanley Robinson, Science fiction author known for his Mars trilogy

Lynn Stout, Corporate and Securities Law, University of California Los Angeles

Graham Ward, Contextual Theology and Ethics, University of Manchester

Discussant: Andrew Barry, School of Geography, University of Oxford
Discussant: Dick Bryan, Political Economy, University of Sydney

9:15 PM Reception


 

Friday, April 8, 2011  |  Colleges 9/10 Multi-Purpose Room

8:00 AM Registration & Light Breakfast

8:50 AM Welcome
Sheldon Kamieniecki, Dean of Social Sciences, UC Santa Cruz

9:00 AM PANEL 1: Valuation, Measurement and Knowledge
Dick Bryan, Political Economy, University of Sydney
Karin Knorr Cetina, Sociology, University of Constance, Germany
Paolo Quattrone, Accounting, IE Business School
Shyam Sunder, Accounting, Economics and Finance, Yale University

11:00 AM Break

11:15 AM PANEL 2: Market Institutions, Government and Crisis
Andrew Barry, School of Geography, University of Oxford

Karen Ho, Anthropology, University of Minnesota

Nelson Lichtenstein, History, University of California Santa Barbara

Michael MacDonald, Political Science, Williams College

1:15 PM Lunch

2:00 PM ROUND TABLE 1: Eschatology, Visualization and Scenario Planning
Andrew Barry, School of Geography, University of Oxford
Karin Knorr Cetina, Sociology, University of Constance, Germany
Daniel Friedman, Economics, UC Santa Cruz
Dai Jinhua, Comparative Literature and Culture, Beijing University, Resident Fellow Townsend Center for the Humanities, UC Berkeley
Andrew Mathews, Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz
Darel Paul, Political Science, Williams College
Paolo Quattrone, Accounting, IE Business School
Kim Stanley Robinson, Science fiction author known for his Mars trilogy
Shyam Sunder, Accounting, Economics and Finance, Yale University
Graham Ward, Contextual Theology and Ethics, University of Manchester


Saturday, April 9, 2011  |  University Center

9:00 AM PANEL 3: Affective, Spatial and Material Flows of Value
Karin Knorr Cetina, Sociology, University of Constance, Germany

Randy Martin, Art and Public Policy, New York University

Paolo Quattrone, Accounting, IE Business School

Richard Walker, Geography, University of California Berkeley

11:00 AM Break

11:15 AM PANEL 4: Social Risk, Human Capital and Financializing Inequality
Prabhat Patnaik, Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Darel Paul, Political Science, Williams College

Lynn Stout, Corporate and Securities Law, University of California Los Angeles

Shyam Sunder, Accounting, Economics and Finance, Yale University

1:15 PM Lunch

2:00 PM ROUND TABLE 2: Critique, Confession and Conversion in the Aftermath of 2008
Gopal Balakrishnan, History of Consciousness, UC Santa Cruz
Rakesh Bhandari, Rhetoric, UC Berkeley
Karen Ho, Anthropology, University of Minnesota
Michael MacDonald, Political Science, Williams College
Robert Meister, Political Thought, UC Santa Cruz
Kristin Peterson, Anthropology, UC Irvine
Lisa Rofel, Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz
Lynn Stout, Corporate and Securities Law, University of California Los Angeles
Robert Wosnitzer, Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University


This event was made possible by the Bruce Initiative for Rethinking Capitalism and co-sponsored by the UCSC Division of Social Sciences, UCSC Institute for Humanities Research.

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