The Urban Ecologies of Global Justice presents

Andrew Ross

Friday, 24 January, 1:00PM

UC San Diego Structural and Materials Engineering Bldg (SME) #402
9500 Gilman Dr, La Jolla, California 92093

The Urban Ecologies of Justice Speaker series welcomes Andrew Ross, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU, for a discussion on his new book, Creditocracy and the Case for Debt Refusal. In this work, Dr. Ross examines the profound implications of mass indebtedness of our or any democracy. Ross posits that the ancient tradition of the jubilee, which activists have had some success with in repudiating the debts of developing countries, may offer a debtors movement the means to bring relief to household debtors in the North, and to create an alternative economy, independent of the debt-money system. Andrew Ross is an Activist with Strike Debt, Rolling Jubilee, and the Occupy Student Debt Campaign.

Andrew Ross is a Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis at the New York University (NYU). A prolific writer, Ross contributes to Artform, The Nation, and the Village Voice. He is also the author of Nice Work If You Can Get It: Life and Labor in Precarious Times (2009), Fast Boat to China: Corporate Flight and the Consequences of Free Trade-Lessons from Shanghai (2006), Low Pay, High Profile: The Global Push for Fair Labor (2004), No-Collar: The Humane Workplace and its Hidden Costs (2002), The Celebration Chronicles: Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Property Value in Disney’s New Town (1999), Real Love: In Pursuit of Cultural Justice (1998), The Chicago Gangster Theory of Life: Nature’s Debt to Society (1994), and many more. His writing and areas of research center around his interest in labor, urban and suburban studies, intellectual history, social and political theory, science, ecology and technology, as well as cultural studies.

Refreshments to follow.

The Urban Ecologies of Global Justice Speaker Series is a series of public programs that address pressing global socio-economic, urban and environmental issues through the lens of local and regional conflicts. These programs are co-organized by Fonna Forman (Center on Global Justice) and Teddy Cruz (Center for Urban Ecologies / Visual Arts Department). These events will primarily oscillate between UCSD in La Jolla as well as other alternative cultural spaces throughout San Diego and Tijuana. Three additional events are planned for the 2014 Winter and Spring terms; details are forthcoming.

Co-sponsors: UCSD Center for Urban Ecologies; UCSD Center on Global Justice

UC San Diego Structural and Materials Engineering Bldg (SME)