On May 17 2018, Kari Levitt-Polanyi contributed to the opening plenary of The Great Transition in Montreal, entitled How does the economy dominates our lives?
Kari Levitt Polanyi 95th birthday was celebrated with friends and family at the old house in Ste-Anne de Bellevue on June 17, 2018. Kari wishes to thank Tom and Claude Aimée who hosted the event and the many friends who sent messages of greetings.
On the Mona Campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), the Vice-Chancellor will host a Forum themed “Economic Transformation with Social Growth: Arthur Lewis’s Contribution.” At the St-Augustine Campus, the Sir Arthur Lewis Institute for Social and Economic Studies (SALISES) will host a one-day symposium on the life and work Sir Arthur Lewis. It is appropriate that the 70th anniversary year of the UWI should begin with a celebration of Sir Arthur Lewis who served as its first West Indian Principal and Vice Chancellor. Professor Levitt will be a visiting professor in residence on the St-Augustine Campus at the Faculty of Social Sciences, from January 22nd to April 8th 2018.
Kari Polanyi Levitt gave the fifth Sir Arthur Lewis Memorial Lecture, at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank, St Lucia, on November 8, 2000:
Previous speakers in this series addressed the celebrated contribution of Sir Arthur Lewis to intellectual and public life in the Caribbean - as scholar, teacher, administrator and role model to a remarkably creative generation of West Indian economists. In his inaugural address, Rex Nettleford, reminded us that this eminent economist and Nobel Laureate was, in the final analysis, a great educator and guru to his people both in the Caribbean and the Third World who perceived their future and any hope of redemption to rest firmly on the exercise of their intellect and their imagination. (Read more…)
Robert Kutner review of Gareth Dale biography of Karl Polanyi “A Life on the Left” was featured in the December issue of the New York Review of books as the Man from Red Vienna. By coincidence, an article in the Austrian cultural tabloid the Falter portrayed Kari Polanyi Levitt as the Ein Kind des Roten Wien (a child of Red Vienna).
The interview of Kari Polanyi Levitt by Michael Burawoy realized on January 13, 2017, is now available online.
On November 13, 2017, the Economic, Labor and Statistics Department (MA23) of the City of Vienna has named a conference room after Mrs. Kari Polanyi Levitt.
Polanyi on the 21st century (Seoul, Korea)
Kari Polanyi Levitt will give the Keynote address at the 14th International Karl Polanyi Conference in Seoul, October 12-14, 2017.
Kari Polanyi Levitt was awarded the prestigious “Ifigenia Martínez” recognition.
Kari Polanyi Levitt’s 2013 book ”From the Great Transformation to the Great Financialization” has been translated in Spanish.
The online edition of the New World Quarterly journal was launched on June 23, 2017.
Kari Polanyi Levitt gave an interview to Michael Burawoy during Conference “A Great Transformation? Global Perspectives on Contemporary Capitalisms” in Linz (Austria), on January 13, 2017.