Conferences

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Rebellious Lawyering
RebLaw is the largest student-run public interest conference in the United States. The 2019conference will be held on Friday, Feb. 15, and Saturday, Feb. 16 at Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut.
Our 2019 keynote speakers will be:
   Ana Maria Archila, Co-Executive Director of the Center for Popular Democracy
   Anita Earls, Associate Justice, NC Supreme Court
   & Chokwe Lumumba, Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi
Register now at http://www.cvent.com/d/dbqv7b?lang=en&sms=7&cn=2ybDFEgyvk2pzX7jQcGgYA. Registration will remain open through Feb. 16th. General attendance is $35.

Accumulating Capital
Thursday 6 June 2019 – Friday 7 June 2019, University of Paris Dauphine (Central Paris)
“The extreme magnitude of the pressures exerted by contemporary capitalism on the environment and populations could suggest that this mode of production has reached its limits. The depletion of natural resources, global warming and the increase in inequality within Western countries seem to threaten the minimum degree of social and political stability required for the extraction of profit. However, the accumulation of capital is not slowing: traditional sources of profit transform themselves and new ones emerge, taking advantage of these environmental and social disruptions in order to supply new centres of accumulation with capital. This international colloquium aims to highlight the economic and political mechanisms that explain the contemporary reconfiguration of the capital dispossession and accumulation centres. Following the works of David Harvey, David Graeber and Thomas Piketty, the question of the social fabric of capitalist accumulation has become a central issue in the contemporary debates in social sciences. This colloquium will highlight the new generation of works that cut across disciplinary boundaries to reflect on the political dimensions of contemporary profit strategies and the institutions that support the neoliberal policies of dispossession. In doing so, it will report on the institutional substructure of the new forms of capital extraction and accumulation.” For more information, see here.

Money as a Democratic Medium
December 14-15, 2018, Harvard Law School
“Those who create and issue money and credit direct the policies of government and hold in the hollow of their hands the destiny of the people.”  The words, attributed to a 20th century British banker, capture an emerging consensus.  Money, governance, and public welfare are intimately connected in the modern world.  More particularly, the way political communities make money and allocate credit is an essential element of governance.  It critically shapes economic processes – channeling liquidity, fueling productivity, and influencing distribution.  At the same time, those decisions about money and credit define key political structures, locating in particular hands the authority to mobilize resources, determining access to funds, and delegating power and privileges to private actors and organizations. For more information about the topic and conference, see here.