The seminar aims to understand Revolution both as a philosophical concept and a political institution.
PROFESSOR AND CO-DIRECTOR OF GCAS
START January 4, 2017
END January 11, 2017
The Martin Luther King Memorial Center of Havana, 9609 53, La Habana 11400, Cuba
Syllabus LINK (Earn up to 6 credit hours for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in the US and Canada)
AMEU/GCAS historic seminar in Cuba–January 4-11, 2017 with a very special guest. American and Canadian advanced undergrads and graduate students can take this seminar for 6 credits (with approval from your university). The seminar will be hosted at the
Dr Martin Luther King Memorial Center in Havana, Cuba.
The seminar aims to understand Revolution both as a philosophical concept and a political institution, and once the theoretical framework is established, Prof. McKelvey will analyze the Cuban Revolution: his class interprets current Third World social movements and political processes as constructing, in theory and in practice, an alternative post-neocolonial world-system. The Cuban and Third World quest for an alternative world-system has meaning and significance for the peoples of the North, for it implies a moral obligation to develop integral popular movements in the North, in solidarity with the movements of the South, that seek political power.
The seminar offers a pedagogically holistic comprehension of the revolutionary process.
In the mornings, students will attend taught classes; the afternoons are devoted to educational experiences in the city of Havana.
The classes taught:
“The Meaning of the Cuban Revolution”, by Prof Charles McKelvey, and
“Revolution in philosophy and society”, by Prof Eleni Xilakis
More informations on https://globalcenterforadvancedstudies.org/event/cuba-revolution-seminar/
Author: Eleni Xilakis, The Global Center for Advanced Studies