Galloway, Fonda and….Bertram in Madison

by Harry on September 8, 2005

For reasons best known to themselves the Havens Center staff have given the George Galloway tour higher billing on their website than the Chris Bertram tour (scroll down the first link for Bertram, he has lower billing). Don’t bug me about this, or about sponsoring gorgeous george — I had nothing to do with either decision (it would be silly to pretend I had nothing to do with the Bertram visit). I’m going to miss Galloway, for domestic reasons, but I haven’t the slightest doubt that Chris’s talks will be more interesting.

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Meade's Maxim
09.10.05 at 12:55 pm



Hektor Bim 09.08.05 at 1:29 pm

“I’m going to miss Galloway, for domestic reasons,…”

What are you going to miss? Theatrics, cozying up to authoritarians, what?


harry b 09.08.05 at 2:39 pm

Come on hektor, I meant “miss” in the sense of “will not be there”, not in the sense of “will wish I were there”.


John 09.08.05 at 6:12 pm

Galloway wasn’t mentioned in the email announcement I received today:

Dear new or continuing graduate student:
>>I am writing to introduce you to the Havens Center for the Study of
>>Social Structure and Social Change. If you are a new graduate student
>>just getting to know the University, you may not be familiar with our
>>Center. Established in the Sociology Department in 1984, the Havens
>>Center is dedicated to promoting intellectual exchange in the critical
>>traditions of social thought throughout the Social Sciences and
>>Humanities. Among the Center activities, it is perhaps most well known
>>for its Visiting Scholars Program, which brings distinguished scholars
>>from around the world to Madison to deliver lectures, lead seminars, and
>>meet with students and faculty during a visit of approximately one week.
>>Some of the scholars who have visited in the past are Sonia Alvarez,
>>Giovanni Arrighi, Dean Baker, Alejandro Benda?, Fred Block, Barry
>>Bluestone, G. A. Cohen, Mike Davis, Richard Delgado, Barbara Ehrenreich,
>>David Garland, David Harvey, Bob Jessop, David Laitin, Margaret Levi,
>>Cameron McCarthy, Saskia Sassen, Richard Sennett, Amy Stuart Wells, Abram
>>de Swaan, and Maurice Zeitlin. This fall, our lineup will consist of
>>Robert Connell, Nicol? Lynch, Walter Johnson, Christopher Bertram, Si
>>Kahn, Elizabeth Minnich, Margie Mendell, and Nancy Neamtan
(please see
>>the calendar below).


harry b 09.08.05 at 8:06 pm

He’s not part of the VSP (unlike CB).


Max 09.09.05 at 10:27 am

Either way, don’t hate on George. He’s just trying to make a buck.


djw 09.09.05 at 11:11 am

I hope Chris will be making that paper available to non-Madison based readers.

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