Upcoming Events

Sanctions and Divestment: Economic Weapons for Political and Social Change,
33rd in the Social Research conference series

Thursday and Friday, April 30 and May 1, 2015
The New School, Auditorium at 66 West 12th Street, between Fifth and Sixth Avenues

The conference will consider the history of sanctions and divestment as tools to achieve political ends and their impact on human rights. Sessions will also be devoted to contemporary applications of sanctions and divestment targeting specific conflicts (e.g., Israel/Palestine or Zimbabwe), and to the use of these economic tools in relation to global issues such as climate change or nuclear disarmament. All speakers will be asked to reflect on conditions under which sanctions and divestment succeed or fail and at what cost. (The conference is partially based on a forthcoming special issue of Social Research.)

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