At the end of the year, in November and December we had our yearly Ecosocialist School. Two comrades from the US recorded a conversation looking back the school, speaking about what were for them the high points of the course.
Saturday 21 November to Friday 11 December 2015 our yearly ecosocialist school took place again. A total of 15 activists from Sri Lanka, US, Denmark, Spanish State, Belgium, Haiti, Cameroon, Mali, Colombia, Mexico, India, Turkey and Indonesia took part in the course. This was our third Ecosocialist School.
This November, activists from all over the world will get together for three weeks to discuss and study global affairs from a Marxist perspective. This course is a unique opportunity to go in depth with developments that challenge social movements. How to understand and respond to the economic crisis? How are social movements affected by climate change?
Between the 24th and the 15th December 2012, the IIRE is helding its Ecosocialist School. Nineteen young activists from fifteen different countries (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Germany, Indonesia, Ivory Coast, Niger, Spanish State, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Turkey, United States) participate in the session.
IIRE Amsterdam is proud to present both video and audio streaming of this year's Global Justice School lectures. You can find links to each day's presentations and readings in the space below, together with the audio streams of the simultaneouss translation to the three languages of the School: Spanish, French and English.
The International Institute for Research and Education, Islamabad, organized a five-day-school titled "Global Justice School" from 9th to 13th October 2010. The school was attended by around 20 participants from various parts of Punjab and Pakistan-administered Azad Jammu & Kashmir.
With over 25 participants from 16 different countries, the 2009 IIRE Global Justice School, entitled Global Justice and the Capitalist Crisis took place from 28 November to 19 December.
Topics covered at this session included analyses of the current crisis from economic, gender, ethnic and ecological perspectives, in addition to regional experiences in Europe and Latin America.
With 17 participants from 12 countries, the IIRE Global Justice School 2008 took place from 29 March to 17 April. Students came from Belgium, Brazil, Congo-Brazzaville, Ecuador, India, Mexico, Morocco, Pakistan, Philippines, USA, and France. It was the first Global Justice School since our relaunch.
Our first one-month 'New Questions' School was held in 1995. Over the years these sessions have built on and synthesized innovations in the IIRE curriculum going back to our first years. In many ways more seminars than lecture courses, they are meant for established progressive leaders who are re-examining past assumptions.
Successful Global Justice School
A highly successful school on the theme of globalization took place at the IIRE over three weeks in June 2005. There were in all 21 participants (counting the two interpreters, who both took an active part in the school). Of these 6 were from Asia, 7 from Europe and 8 from Latin America. Seven of the participants were women.
Resistance to Neoliberal Globalization Felt at the IIRE
The two years since the Seattle World Trade Organization summit and protests of December 1999 have been years of rapidly rising resistance to neoliberal globalization.
North-South School 2000: Focus on Africa, Islam, Women
From 4 to 25 November 2000, 18 people from 12 different countries came to the IIRE for the North-South School. The school was conducted in French and English, which made possible a strong turnout from sub-Saharan Africa: five of the 18, two each from Senegal and Mali and one from Congo-Brazzaville.
2nd North-South School more than double 1st
When we predicted that the October-November 1999 North-South School would benefit from 1998's success, we had no idea how right we were. The result was a session that one young Brazilian participant described as 'unforgettable'.