Articles and Essays by Mark Engler

Talks and Public Appearances

In 2008, Mark Engler completed a 21-city book tour for How to Rule the World: The Coming Battle Over the Global Economy. He continues to speak in college classes and at conferences, retreats, teach-ins, and other public events about domestic and international politics.

If you would like to schedule a lecture, reading, interview, or discussion with Mark in your city, please contact us by e-mail.
Audio and video of selected public appearances are available here.

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Past events include:

Thursday, December 1, 2011, 7:00 pm. Philadelphia, PA.
Wooden Shoe Books, 704 South Street, Philadelphia, PA (Phone: 215-413-0999). Mark Engler joins a panel on the #Occupy movement and “Strategizing Beyond the Occupations.”

 

— Tuesday, November 29, 2011. New School for Social Research, New York, NY.
Author and journalist Mark Engler delivers two talks at the New School. The first is a public lecture at noon entitled, “From the Battle in Seattle to Occupy Wall Street: Global Resistance to Neoliberalism.” At 2 pm, Mark guest lectures in the history course “America Is Hard to Find” on the Clinton era, globalization, and the global justice movement.

 

— Tuesday, November 1, 2011, 3:00 pm. Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA.
Guest lecture on the Internet and social movement activism. [Appearance via Skype.]

 

— Saturday, October 22, 2011. Chicago radio interview.
“This is Hell!” with Chuck Mertz, WNUR 89.3 FM. Mark Engler discusses how the Occupy Wall Street movement is growing and evolving.

 

— Tuesday, October 11, 2011. Stony Brook University, Long Island radio interview.
“Finn’s Revolution” radio show, WUSB 90.1 FM. Mark Engler discusses “Five things the Occupy Wall Street movement got right.”

 

— Wednesday, October 5, 2011. Miami Radio interview.
“Let’s Talk About It,” 880 AM, S. Florida. Mark Engler reports on the Occupy movement live from Zuccotti Park.

 

— Monday, October 3, 2011. Portland Community Radio interview.
“Old Mole Variety Hour” with Bill Resnick, FM KBOO 90.7. Mark Engler discusses the emergence of Occupy Wall Street protests.

 

— Saturday, March 19, 2011, Bayard Rustin High School, New York City.
Workshop on the left in Latin American at the “Their Crisis, Our Pain” conference, with NACLA editor Michael Fox.

 

— Monday, November 15, 2010, 3:00 pm. Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA.
Guest lecture on the Internet and social movement activism. [Appearance via Skype.]

 

— Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 6:00 pm, Bill Bordy Theater, Emerson University, Boston, MA.
Mark Engler delivers the Fall Honors Program Lecture at Emerson College. His talk is entitled, “Paying the True Cost of Oil: Why We Need to Go Beyond Market Thinking to Protect the Environment and Create a Fair Economy.” This event is open to the public.

 

— Sunday, March 21, 2010, 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Left Forum 2010, Pace University, New York, NY.
Mark Engler chairs a panel at the Left Forum sponsored by Foreign Policy In Focus, entitled “Afghanistan: Should We Stay or Should We Go? A Critical Conversation.” The panel includes David Wildman, co-author of Ending the US War in Afghanistan: A Primer, Sunita Viswanath of Women for Afghan Women, and Lorelei Kelly, Director of the New Strategic Security Initiative. The discussion will take place in room W511 on the Manhattan campus of Pace University.

 

— Thursday, April 15, 2010, The College of Wooster, OH.
Public talk on “The Movement to End Sweatshops.”

 

— Thursday, November 5, 2009, 3:25 pm, La Guardia Community College, New York, NY.
Guest lecture on U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America.

 

— Tuesday, September 8, 2009, 7:35 am, Air America Radio interview
Mark discusses “how Obama should handle globalism” on Air America’s The Lionel Show.

 

— Saturday, August 1, 2009, 7:30 pm, The Valley Brook Inn and Cottages, 201 Kingston Avenue, Route 209, Wurtsboro, NY.
Keynote panel discussion with Frances Fox Piven on “The Obama Administration’s First Eight Months” at the YDS Summer Retreat.

 

— Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 7:00 – 8:30 pm, LA Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA.
“Conversation with the author” event at the annual conference of NAFSA: The Association of International Educators.

 

— Saturday, April 25, 2009, 8:30 – 10:30 pm, Technical University of Berlin, Germany.
Late Night Talk on “The Role of Europe in the World and the Resulting Consequences,” as part of the “Game Over – Restart” conference hosted by McPlanet.com. The panel also includes Lim Li Lin of the Third World Network, Geneva, Hartmut Graßl, former director of Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, and moderator Cerstin Gammelin, a journalist with Süddeutsche Zeitung. The discussion will take place in the Audimax Room at the Technical University of Berlin.

 

— Saturday, April 4, 2009, Bear Creek Camp, Pennsylvania
Keynote speech on “Organizing in the age of Obama” at the Mid-Atlantic Region Witness For Peace conference, Retreat ’09: Change Latin America Can Believe In.

 

— Saturday, February 28, 2009, Academy of Environmental Science, New York City.
Workshop on “Assessing the Latin American Left” at the “Beyond the Ballot 2009” conference.

 

— Tuesday, November 18, 2008, 7:00 pm, Bard College
“American Empire After Bush?” A Post-U.S.-election discussion and book signing with author Mark Engler. Bard College, OLIN 101. Sponsored by the Student Action Collective.

 

— Monday, November 17, 2008, 5:00 pm, SUNY Plattsburgh
“How to Rule the World?” Author Mark Engler discusses the financial crisis and the future of globalization. Sponsored by the SUNY Plattsburgh Student Association. Alumni Conference Room in the Angell College Center.

 

— Wednesday, October 29, 2008, 7:00 pm, New York City
Roundtable discussion on “Crisis in Capitalism:
Money, Power, and the Economy.” With Mark Levinson, Chief Economist and Director of Policy, UNITE-HERE, and Paddy Quick, professor and chair of the Economics Department at St. Francis College. Event sponsored by the New York Democratic Socialists of America. Local 1199 SEIU, 410 W. 43rd Street, New York, New York.

 

— Thursday, October 2, 2008, 9:00 am, Portland Community Radio interview.
“Old Mole Variety Hour” with Bill Resnick, FM KBOO 90.7. Mark Engler discusses the financial crisis.

 

— Wednesday, September 24, 2008, 7:00 pm, New College, Sarasota, FL
Public Lecture on “The Crisis of Market Fundamentalism” at the Harry Sudakoff Conference Center, New College campus. For more information contact, Greg Hite in the New College’s Office of Public Affairs at 941-487-4155 or email events@ncf.edu.

 

— Tuesday, September 23, 2008, 2:00 p.m. Miami, FL
Public lecture at the Marc Pavilion, Florida International University, University Park Campus. Mark Engler discusses the decline of neoliberalism, the rise of the Latin American left, and the coming battle over the global economy. Sponsored by the Jack Gordon Institute for Public Policy and Citizenship Studies and the Center for Labor Research and Studies, both at FIU. For further information, call 305-348-2616.

 

— Monday, September 22, 2008, 4:00 p.m. Miami, FL
Guest lecture in Prof. Julie Zeng’s class on International Political Economy, Florida International University, University Park Campus, classroom GC280.

 

— Sunday, July 20, 2008, 2 p.m. Des Moines, IA
Book talk and discussion with Mark Engler about globalization and fighting empire after Bush. Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 2926 Beaver Ave. Sponsored by Catholic Peace Ministries.

 

— Tuesday, July 15, 2008, 7:00 p.m. Milwaukee, WI
Schwartz Books, Book talk and discussion with Mark Engler about globalization and fighting empire after Bush. 2559 N Downer Ave, Milwaukee, Milwaukee County. (Phone: 414-332-1181).

 

— Monday, June 16, 2008, 7:30 p.m. Westport, CT.
Westport Public Library, 20 Jesup Road
Westport, CT 06880. Reading and discussion with Mark Engler.

 

— Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 7:30 p.m. New York City
Brecht Forum, Mark Engler in discussion with special guests Greg Grandin and Frida Berrigan about fighting empire after Bush. 451 West Street, between Bank & Bethune Streets, New York, NY 10014. (Phone: 212-242-4201).

 

— Thursday, May 15, 2008, 6:00 p.m. Burlington, VT.
Vermont Peace and Justice Center, 21 Church Street, Burlington, VT 05401, (Phone: 802-863-2345). Reading and discussion with Mark Engler.

 

— Tuesday, May 13, 2008, 7:00 p.m. Boston, MA.
Book talk and discussion with Mark Engler about Latin America and the Collapse of Neoliberalism. At Encuentro 5, 33 Harrison Ave, 5th Floor, Chinatown (Downtown Crossing or Chinatown T stops). Fundraiser for Boston CISPES; Suggested donation $10, with books available for purchase. Endorsed by Boston DSA. For more info contact CISPES 617-576-1709; boscispes@speakeasy.net.

 

— Wednesday, May 7, 2008, 7:10 p.m. ET, Santa Fe Public Radio Interview.
“The Journey Home” with Diego Mulligan, FM 101.1 KSFR. Mark Engler discusses his book How to Rule the World.

 

— Monday, May 5, 2008, 7:00 p.m. San Francisco, CA.
Booksmith, 1644 Haight Street (between Clayton & Cole), (Phone: 415-863-8688). Reading and discussion with Mark Engler.

 

— Monday, May 5, 2008, 1:30 p.m. Stanford, CA.
Stanford Bookstore, 519 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305-3079 (Phone: 650-329-1217). Reading and discussion with Mark Engler.

 

— Friday, May 2, 2008, 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles, CA.
Skylight Books, 1818 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (Phone: 323-660-1175). Discussion and book signing.

This event will be followed by an after-party at the Center for the Working Poor.

 

— Thursday, May 1, 2008, 3:00 p.m. EST, New York City, Pacifica Radio Interview.
“Building Bridges” with Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg, FM 95.5 WBAI. On a special May Day show, Mark Engler talks on the challenges of corporate globalization and discusses his book How to Rule the World.

 

— Wednesday, April 30, 2008, 10:00 a.m. EST, Washington, DC, Radio Interview.
“What’s at Stake” with Terry D. Kester, FM 89.3 WPFW. Mark Engler discusses his book How to Rule the World.

 

— Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 3:00 p.m. Santa Cruz, CA.
Public lecture at U.C. Santa Cruz. The Center on Global, International, and Regional Studies and the Capitalism / Anti-Capitalism Research Cluster present: Mark Engler, “How to Rule the World: The Coming Battle Over the Global Economy,” 3 PM, Humanities 1, Room 210.

 

— Tuesday, April 29, 2008, 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Santa Cruz, CA.
In-class lecture at U.C. Santa Cruz. Mark Engler will talk in Prof. Ronnie Lipschutz’s “America in the World” course. Lecture open to the public.

 

— Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 7 p.m. Portland, OR.
In Other Words Bookstore, 8 NE Killingsworth St., Portland, OR 97211 (Phone: 503-232-6003). Book talk and discussion with Mark Engler on Latin America and the End of Neoliberalism, sponsored by Portland Central America Solidarity Committee (PCASC).

 

— Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Olympia, WA.
At the Evergreen State College. Mark Engler will talk in Prof. Peter Bohmer’s “Political Economy and Social Movements” course, discussing social movements challenges to corporate globalization. Room: Seminar II, D 1105. Lecture open to the public.

 

— Monday April 21, 2008, 8:30 a.m. Portland Radio Interview.
KPOJ Mornings with Thom, Heidi & Carl, AM 620 KPOJ–Portland’s Progressive Talk Station. Mark Engler discusses the book How to Rule the World.


— Sunday, April 20, 2008, 2:00 p.m. Seattle, WA.
Elliott Bay Books, 101 South Main Street,
Seattle, WA 98104 (Phone: 206-624-6600). Reading and discussion with Mark Engler.

 

— Thursday, April 17, 2008, 7:00 p.m. Philadelphia, PA.
Wooden Shoe Books, 508 S. 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA (Phone: 215-413-0999). Reading and discussion with Mark Engler.

 

— Thursday, April 17, 2008, 4:30 p.m. Swarthmore College.
Campus event sponsored by Swarthmore College SDS. Mark Engler discusses the book How to Rule the World and the challenges of fighting empire after Bush.

 

— Wednesday, April 16, 2008, 6:30 p.m. Washington, DC.
Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th Street NW, Washington, DC (Phone: 202-387-7638). Reading and discussion with Mark Engler. Moderated by Thea Lee, Policy Director, AFL-CIO. Co-sponsored by Foreign Policy In Focus.

 

— Tuesday, April 15, 2008, 7:00 p.m. Baltimore, MD.
Red Emma’s, 800 St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD (Phone: 410-230-0450). Reading and discussion with Mark Engler.

 

— Wednesday, April 9, 2008, 7 p.m. New York City.
Bluestockings, 172 Allen Street (between Stanton and Rivington), New York City (Phone: 212-777-6028). Fighting Empire After Bush: A book release event for How to Rule the World, with author Mark Engler.