Understanding IR as Social Science Series: The planetary challenges that require IR to come to terms with natural and earth relations

This event will be in Zoom

Dr Vishwas Satgar is this month's speaker in our Understanding IR as a Social Science Series. We have asked him to reflect on and speak to his understanding of what these concepts mean and how they interact. He will discuss his concerns around "IR as a social science" in a context in which we are facing planetary challenges which require IR to come to terms with natural and earth relations. He has reached his conclusions from the intersections of Marxist Ecology and International Relations.

Dr Vishwas Satgar is an Associate Professor of International Relations, principal investigator of Emancipatory Futures Studies and editor of the Democratic Marxism series at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa (the entire series is open access. Volume 5 on BRICS and the New US Imperialism – Global Rivalry and Resistance available for free download here  https://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/22401  and Volume 6 on Destroying Democracy – Neoliberal Capitalism and the Rise of Authoritarian Politics is available for free download here: https://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/50256).

He teaches courses on Empire and the Crisis of Civilisation, International Development and US Foreign Policy. He is a veteran activist, and recently the co-founder of the South African Food Sovereignty Campaign and the Climate Justice Charter Movement.

Registration will close two hours before the event begins.

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