Gary Hicks, David Ewing, Norman Markowitz, Wahd’i Hlabi
Schedule: Sunday, 6 p.m.
This panel will focus upon three points of needed attention:
- the emergence of the Belt and Road Initiative, and its political economy; it’s meaning in world politics for the coming decades;
- the geopolitical/military ploys of the United States and the European Union and the targeting of the Peoples Republic of China a centerpiece of those ploys; and
- China’s ongoing and emerging politico-economic interactions with nation states, non-governmental organizations, and regional/continental groups of Africa and Latin America.
The point of agreement of the panelists is that advanced understanding of these focii of world politics is mandatory for the further development of the left’s internationalist theories and practices for this century and beyond.
Gary Hicks is a member-researcher of the Oakland-based Institute for the Contemporary Study of Society. He is a retired schoolteacher and a tenant advocacy activist in Berkeley, in his role as Board Member of East Bay Gray Panthers. Gary is a long-time observer of international relations and these relations organic connections to domestic/home socio-political dynamics. He has been focused upon US-China relations for over 20 years.
David Ewing is Co- Chairperson, US-China Peoples Friendship Association, San Francisco Chapter, since the 1980s. He is an immigration lawyer and activist for US-China peaceful relations.
Norman Markowitz is Associate Professor of US History , Department of History, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Wahd’i Halabi is a member of the Economic Commission, Communist Party USA. A long-time consultant/researcher/ visitor with the Beijing PRC-based Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He specializes in issues of governance, and particularly relations between the ruling communist party and that country’s trade union structures.