top of page

Student-led Seminars: Critical Perspectives in Political Economy

These seminars aim to present critical, radical, or alternative approaches to contemporary issues in Political Economy.

We are a group of students who want to create a space to discuss important contemporary topics and perspectives. We are not experts in the subjects addressed, so we aim to foster an exchange around them that is open to all those interested, from inside or outside the university, to discuss and learn from each other.


Each seminar will begin with a presentation of the key points, followed by discussion and debate. The presenters are not experts but are there to introduce and mediate discussion. The aim is to learn from each other, so we suggest some (short) background texts to get everyone on the same page and confident to participate.

1st Seminar   

Date: Wednesday 13 March, 18:00Topic: Political Economy of FascismLocation: Room C4.01, Building 2, Iscte-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa


"But whoever is not willing to talk about capitalism should also keep quiet about fascism."   - The Jews and Europe, Max Horkheimer

2nd Seminar

Date: Wednesday 10 April, 18:00

Topic: Degrowth: Radical Abundance or the Politics of Less?

Location: Room C4.01, Building 2, Iscte-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa

3rd Seminar

Date: Wednesday 22 May, 18:00

Topic: Alternative Modes of Production

Location: Room C5.08, Building 2, Iscte-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa

4th Seminar

Date: Wednesday 19 June, 18:00

Topic: Debates on Social Reproduction

Location: Room C5.02, Building 2, Iscte-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa

* With the support of Luísa Veloso, Department of Sociology, Iscte-Instituto Universitário de Lisboa


bottom of page