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Human Rights and Neoliberalism:
Universal Standards, Local Practices, and the Role of Culture

Friday, March 2 - Saturday, March 3, 2007

UC Santa Barbara’s Interdisciplinary Humanities Center

Free and Open to the Public


"Rights and Needs: Neoliberalism,

Democracy and Military Humanism"

by Tariq Ali

Novelist, Historian, Activist, and Co-Editor of New Left Review

Friday, March 2, 2007; 4:00PM; Campbell Hall, UCSB

Tariq Ali

Tariq Ali is a British Pakistani writer, historian, and filmmaker. He is an editor of the New Left Review, is the author of over a dozen books, and regularly contributes to The Guardian, Counterpunch, and the London Review of Books. In his latest book, Pirates of the Caribbean: Axis of Hope (Verso, 2006), "drawing on first-hand experience of Venezuela and meetings with Chávez, Tariq Ali shows how Chávez's views have polarized Latin America and examines the aggression directed against his administration. Ali discusses the enormous influence of Fidel Castro on both Chávez and Evo Morales, the newly elected President of Bolivia, and, reflecting on a recent trip to Havana, contrasts the Cuban and Venezuelan revolutionary processes." He is also the author of Conversations with Edward Said (Seagull, 2006), Bush in Babylon: The Recolonisation of Iraq (W. W. Norton, 2003), and The Clash of Fundamentalisms: Crusades, Jihads and Modernity (Verso, 2002). Click here for more info and links.