Lectures & Seminars

Socialist Studies Seminar

The Socialist Studies Seminar is an interdisciplinary seminar with faculty and graduate student participation from the greater Pittsburgh area. It is devoted to the study of socialist states and movements throughout the world. It meets once a month to discuss readings, the scholarly work of its participants, films, and presentations from invited speakers. All meetings will be held on Friday afternoons from 3-5pm in Baker Hall 246-A. The Seminar will meet on the following dates in the Fall 2016 semester.


February 24

Benno Weiner, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Carnegie Mellon University

The Trauma of ‘Liberation:' National Unity and Memory on the Ethnic Margins of Maoist China
January 27

Does Capitalism Have a Future? Discussion of Reading: Randall Collins, “The End of Middle Class Work. No More Escapes”
December 2

Afeworki Paulos, Principal Librarian and Professor, CMU

Anti Colonial Struggles and Revolution in Africa
November 11

Donna Harsch, Professor and Department Head, Department of History, CMU

"German Communists between Women’s Anti-Communism and Proletarian Anti-Feminism in the Soviet Zone of Occupation, 1945-1949"
October 14

Alexander Rabinowitch, Professor Emeritus, Indiana University

"The Petrograd Bolsheviks and the Birth of Soviet Russia: Centennial Reflections,"
September 16

Staughton Lynd, Activist, Lawyer, Independent Scholar: "The Webbs, Lenin, and Rosa Luxemburg,"
Carmine Storella, Editor, Author, Independent Scholar: "Soviet Specialist Baiting,"
V.I. Lenin: Selected Writings, What is To Be Done? State and Revolution, Can the Bolsheviks Retain State Power?
For more information, please contact Wendy Z. Goldman, Paul Mellon Distinguished Professor of History, at goldman@andrew.cmu.edu.