What’s New?

Celebrating 70 years of UWI and the life and work of Sir Arthur Lewis, January 23, 2018

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…)

“A man of Red Vienna” and “A child from Red Vienna”

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).


Interview published in Global Dialogue

The interview of Kari Polanyi Levitt by Michael Burawoy realized on January 13, 2017, is now available online.


A conference room named after Kari Polanyi Levitt

(Vienna, Austria)

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.

The Head of the Department, Clemens Himpele, shows Mrs Polanyi Levitt the conference room.

The Head of the Department, Clemens Himpele, shows Mrs. Polanyi Levitt the conference room.


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.


Reconocimiento Ifigenia Martínez

Kari Polanyi Levitt was awarded the prestigious “Ifigenia Martínez” recognition.


De la gran transformación a la gran financiarización

Kari Polanyi Levitt’s 2013 book ”From the Great Transformation to the Great Financialization” has been translated in Spanish.


Re-launch: New World Quarterly

The online edition of the New World Quarterly journal was launched on June 23, 2017.

Interview with Michael Burawoy in Linz (Austria)

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.

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