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15th Annual Nicos Poulantzas Memorial Lecture – Konstantinos Tsoukalas – “For a new Republic [Politeia]?”

08/12/2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

15th Annual Nicos Poulantzas Memorial Lecture

Konstantinos Tsoukalas

For a new Republic [Politeia]?


Wednesday, December 8th, 2021, 7:00 p.m.

Online event


The 15th Annual Nicos Poulantzas Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Konstantinos Tsoukalas, professor emeritus of Sociology, University of Athens.

Dur to the exceptional circumstances caused by the covid19 pandemic, there will be no physical presence of the audience. Instead you can follow the lecture online (live streaming) via YouTube in English and in Greek. For more info call +30 210 3217745 or send an email to info@poulantzas.gr


About “Nicos Poulantzas Memorial Lecture”:

The annual “Nicos Poulantzas Memorial Lecture” was launched in December 2007 and has been continuously delivered since then by eminent intellectuals from different countries on a theoretical issue of their choice. The Lecture is not intended to deal narrowly with Nicos Poulantzas’ work, but with the many issues and theoretical perspectives it covers, such as Marxism, socialism and social emancipation, world capitalism, the role of the state, social classes, political economy, political ecology, social movements etc. which at the same time can be useful in political practice.

The first lecture was given by Professor Bob Jessop (“Political Economy, Political Ecology and Democratic Socialism”), the second by Professor Leo Panitch (“The State in the Current Capitalist Crisis and the Strategy of the Left in the 21st century”), the third by Professor Judith Butler (“Performative Politics and the Critique of State Violence”), the fourth by Professor Michael Lebowitz (“Building Socialism for the 21stCentury. The Logic of the State”), the fifth by Professor Erik Olin Wright (“Real Utopias in and beyond Capitalism”), the sixth by Professor Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (“Europa and the Bull Market”), the seventh by Professor Frank Deppe (“Authoritarian Capitalism: Democracy in decline”), the eighth by Professor Enzo Traverso (“Remembering the Future: the Political Uses of the Past”), the ninth by Professor Wendy Brown (“Neoliberalism Contra Democracy: Ten Theses”), the tenth by Professor Nancy Fraser (“Crisis of Care? On the Social Reproductive Contradictions of Financialized Capitalism”),the eleventh by Professor Angela Davis (“Abolition Feminism: Theory and Practices”) the twelfth by Professor Michael Löwy (“Rosa Luxemburg, 1919-2019: Socialism or Barbarism, Internationalism or Nationalism”), the thirteenth by Professor Klaus Dörre (“The Bonapartist Exception: Workers, Pincer Crisis and the Revolt from the Right”) and the fourteenth by Professor Manuel Castells (“Power in the digital age: The legacy of Poulantzas theory in the new historical context”).


About the speaker:
Konstantinos Tsoukalas is professor emeritus of Sociology in the University of Athens, docteur es Lettres et Sciences Humaines of the University of Paris. He studied Law in Athens and Philosophy of Law ans Sociology in Heidelberg, Munich, Paris and the USA (Yale). He teached at the University of Paris, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the University of Athens. He was also the scientific director and president of the National Centre of Sociall Research (EKKE) and a visiting professor to the Universities Columbia, Princeton, NYU, CUNY, Iztapalapa, Paris I etc. Alongside other significant academic and public positions, he has been a permanent member of the “Carrefour pour la science et la culture” established by the EU under the presidency of Jacques Delors, member of the Board of the National Museum of Modern Art (EMST) and president of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture. He was also an elected member of the Greek parliament with the political party of SYRIZA in 2015.


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm