Jul 042006

13 myths about globalization this is a very simple lecture. it is not about my research. it is a simple summary of the perspective of global south scholars. everything in it is very easily verified. globalization is the same thing as internationalism. it’s constantly presented to us through the images of family, multiculturalism, and communication. all these things pre-existed colonialism and it simply appropriated them! those policies are essentially a bill of rights for corporations. […read the rest]

Feb 232005

biotech lecture © amory starr 2005 three kinds of biotechnology biotech crops biotech pharmaceuticals bio-prospecting/biopiracy/biopatenting four kinds of biotech crops increased nutrition/shelf life/freeze tolerant/consistent size/ease of processing (some benefit to consumer) chemical tolerant or chemical-producing varieties traitor/terminator crops designed as a production system for pharmaceuticals or other non-food products the first clue that something is wrong is self-contradiction in the biotech industry industry claims they have created something so “new” that it deserves a patent […read the rest]

Aug 132004

amory starr “Get Rid of Them All & Become a Zapatista: Autonomy in the Anti-Globalization Movement” Critical Sociology mini-conference, American Sociological Association, San Francisco, 13 August, 2004. i’m sad that Walden Bello is not here, but it’s a bit of a relief too, because i was nervous to speak alongside someone who i see as one of the best models of praxis today. the last time i saw Walden was in cancún, during the wto […read the rest]

Jun 252003

this lecture is an introduction to what i call “critical globalization studies”, which reflects the work of an international group of scholars, primarily economists and historians.   there are a few premises of critical globalization studies: globalization is not the same thing as humanitarian internationalism, the process by which people sort of travel around and work together and develop sympathy for one another and build relationships and have inter-cultural experiences. we call that ‘internationalism’ and […read the rest]

Apr 142002

Amory Starr roundtable on “directions for the anti-corporate globalization movement” with Bernard Cassen (President of ATTAC, France), Gerald Horne (U of Noth Carolina), Dennis Brutus (Jubilee), Barbara Garson (author), Dot Keet (Institute for African Alternatives) Socialist Scholars Conference Cooper Union New York City 14 April 2002   Who knows why i’m wearing a tutu? Who’s heard of the Blakc Bloc? Pink Bloc? Good. the Prague September 2000 IMF protests was, as far as i’ve been […read the rest]

Apr 132002

Amory Starr panel on “the new imperialism” with Leo Panitch, Sam Gindin, Michael Hardt, Peter Gowan Socialist Scholars Conference Cooper Union New York City 13 April 2002   What i’m going to do is a little tour of what i’m going to call ‘anti-imperialist policies’. i know that ‘policy’ is kind of a strange term to use when we need a revolution, but the reason that i want to use it is to sort of […read the rest]

Feb 152002
the international context of anti-globalization: key concepts

  “the international context of anti-globalization: key concepts”   Amory Starr Arizona State University, Phoenix Department of Justice Studies 2.15.02 It’s really a pleasure to be here. Thank you so much for the invitation. And thanks to Luis for all the back and forth to make it happen. Now I’m happy to be here, but I’m not sure where I am. so can i just start by asking you all a few questions, to get […read the rest]

Oct 102001

“The Role of the University and the Role of Student Power” The University: Fortress or Beacon: Open Forum Colorado State University, 10 October, 2001 I want to start with a quote from the former President of Tanzania, Julius K. Nyerere. “There is, in fact, only one reason why underdeveloped nations like ours establish and maintain universities. We do as an investment in our future. We are spending large and disproportionate amounts of money on a […read the rest]