Fourth Bi-Annual Conference Announcement
Call For Papers:

Global Capitalism in the Americas
The 4th Biennial Conference of the Network for the Critical Study of Global Capitalism (NCSGC)

November 1-3, 2017
La Habana, Cuba

Featuring keynote speakers Luis Suarez and William I. Robinson


Co-sponsored by the Universidad de La Habana

In today’s global political economy, we are witnessing a new era of integration and inequality, which is playing out through particular expressions of systemic crises. We are also witnessing the rise of a ultra-neoliberal authoritarian political project in the United States, in conjunction with the resurgence of right-wing political sectors across the Americas. What should we understand about the particularities of this globalization phase in the history of world capitalism, and in the context of these regions and their populations? How can working and popular classes, and their movements from below, effectively coordinate and struggle in a world of capitalist globalization?

The purpose of this conference is to focus critical studies of global capitalism on Central, North, and South America, and on the Caribbean, to provide opportunities for interested scholars and activists to explore, discuss, and debate related issues occurring in these regions.

  • The transnational capitalist class across the Americas.
  • Capitalist globalization, capital accumulation and development.
  • Trumpism: the rise of neo-liberal authoritarianism and its neo-fascist contingents.
  • Movements from below, activism, and the popular classes in the 21st century Americas.
  • Migration and crossing borders.
  • Transnational capital and the state.
  • State repression, militarization, soft power, & coup d’etats.
  • Class war on the marginalized and super-exploited.
  • Financialization and tax havens.
  • Education and other institutions.
  • Global corporate networks intersecting with Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Capitalism, class and power relations in these regions.
  • Gendered and Racialized social relations in the Western Hemisphere.
  • Ideological formation in the global epoch.
  • Natural resource conflicts and environmental movements.


All abstracts (100 words) must be submitted by August 15, 2017 to:

Vladimir Pacheco Cueva,


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Conference Organizing Committee: William K. Carroll (Univ. of Victoria, Canada), Vladimir Pacheco Cueva (Aarhus Univ. Denmark), Anthony van Fossen (Griffith Univ. Australia), Jerry Harris (Global Studies Association, US), Marek Hrubec (Czech Academy of Sciences), Georgina Murray (Griffith Univ. Australia), Isaias R. Rivera (Univ. Autonoma de Chihuahua, Mexico), William I. Robinson (Univ. of California Santa Barbara, US), Leslie Sklair (London School of Economics, UK), Jeb Sprague-Silgado (Univ. of California Santa Barbara, US), Hilbourne Watson (Bucknell Univ. US).

Special Offer: A Political and Cultural Tour of Cuba
6-day Customized Post-Conference Tour, November 4-9, 2017

Inquiries should be sent to Cliff DuRand at no later than August 15th.

Learn what has made Cuba such a unique society. Program includes:

  • Presentation on the Habana Vieja integral development project by Ayleen Nunez of the Office of the City Historian, and walking tour of Habana Vieja project,
  • Guided visit to the Museum of the Revolution,
  • Visit to the cooperative organic garden of Alamar,
  • Visit to a local polyclinic,
  • Talk by Olga Fernández on Socialist Hegemony, Institute of Philosophy,
  • Talk on New Forms of Non-Agricultural Cooperatives by Humberto Miranda, Institute of Philosophy or Camila
  • Pineiro Harnecker, Center for Study of the Cuban Economy (CEEC), Talk on US-Cuban Relations by Raul
  • Rodriguez, Center for the Study of the Hemisphere and the United States (CEHSEU),
  • Evening entertainment at Fabrica del Arte,
  • Performance at Gran Teatro, and
  • Casa de Africa museum and Yoruba Cultural Center.

Accommodations will be at Hotel Vedado, a comfortable, centrally located 3-star hotel. Amenities include:

  • AC and swimming pool
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch included at various restaurants (cooperatives, state, and paladares).

NOTES: For dinners you are on your own. The hotel cost covers 10 days that include the conference dates as well as the tour.


Hotel and land costs per person based on the program. The cost comes down the more people who sign up for the tour.

  Single Double
7-10 People $2,675 $2,450
11-15 People $2,430 $2,205
16-20 People $2,430 $2,105
21-24 People $2,195 $1,970


  • Hotel accommodations,
  • Group transfers in and out,
  • Transportation for the program, and
  • Specialized bilingual Cuban guide services for the program

NOTE: These costs do not include airfare, visa, tips (guide, driver, all other tips), honorariums for special speakers, or meals and visits not included in the program.

VISA: $55 per person for all participants who were not born in Cuba. This cost is subject to change if the current method of obtaining visas from the Cuban Embassy in Washington, DC changes.


  • FedEx Packets will be mailed out prior to departure. If you would like individual packets mailed out, we will collect $25 per packet.
  • If paying by credit card, an additional 4% of the entire cost will apply as charged by the credit card companies.

AIRFARE: Conference attendees taking the tour should make their own air travel arrangements.

CERTIFICATION OF TRAVEL TO CUBA: Can be obtained from the travel agency or your airline. We suggest you use this reason for travel = Professional research and meetings – 515.564(a)

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