When: Sat., Feb. 13, 2:30 p.m. 2010
Open University remembers the French radical philosopher and political visionary Daniel Bensaïd, who died in January 2010. One of the most prominent figures of the European Left of the last half-century, Bensaïd was a leader of the French student revolt of 1968. Maintaining a vigorous Marxist critique of politics, he was an incisive and internationalist critic of neo-liberal globalization, was especially involved in developments within the radical left in Latin America, and helped to found, in 2009, the Nouveau Parti Anticapitaliste (NPA) in France. He was a prolific writer and frequent author of op-eds in Le Monde and Libération, and appeared regularly on European radio and TV. Open University welcomes two of Bensaïd's colleagues, historian and author Dr. Keith Mann, and Northwestern University Archivist Emeritus Patrick Quinn, to discuss Daniel Bensaïd's life and legacy. Free admission.