Into a new and better century
The International Institute for Research and Education (IIRE)
is a research and educational centre based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands,
in the service of progressive activists around the world

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Book launch: Ernest Mandel, rebel tussen droom en daad.

On the occasion of the publication of the biography 'Ernest Mandel. Rebel tussen droom en daad'.

The International Institute for Social History (IISH) and the International Institute for Research and Education (IIRE)

request the pleasure of your company on
Thursday May 10th at 16.00 at the IISH (Adama van Scheltema zaal), Cruquiusweg 31, Amsterdam

Lectures by Dr. Jan Willem Stutje, author van Mandels biography, and Dr. Michael Krätke, Associate Professor of Political Economy and Political Science at the University of Amsterdam on Mandels Marxism.

The main language during the event will be Dutch.

The book launch will be followed by a reception

The Belgian economist Ernest Mandel (1923-1995) was an undogmatic Marxist thinker and radical politician, who had an important influence on the ’68 generation’. Mandel enjoyed widespread international recognition as author and theoretician, and has been officially barred from several countries in both the West and the East. His writings have been translated into more than 40 languages. Jan Willem Stutje has been the first person to access Mandel’s archives and had talked to numerous people who interacted with Mandel. In the biography we see Mandel on the barricades, where we also meet fellow activists such as Rudi Dutschke, Tariq Ali and Alain Krivine. The book gives an insight in the relation between the public and private life, whereby it is a comprehensive and complete picture of Ernest Mandel.
Stutje, Jan Willem, Ernest Mandel. Rebel tussen droom en daad
Antwerpen/Gent: Houtekiet. - 480 p.
ISBN 978-90-5240-926-9

The IIRE: into a new and better century

Did history end when the Berlin Wall fell? What realistic models can we put forward in opposition to the reigning neo-liberalism? How can we resist neo-liberalism's lurking counterparts: nationalism, racism, fundamentalism, communalism?

Not just intellectuals, but thousands, even millions of social activists, in trade unions, NGOs, ecological movements, students' and women's organizations, are wrestling with these questions. They are trying to protect their constituencies from the painful consequences of economic globalization and shrinking social programmes. But to sustain themselves and function effectively they need a sense of history, a grasp of social theory, and a vision of a better future.

The International Institute for Research and Education in Amsterdam shares these grassroots activists' values: their conviction that societies can and must be changed, democratically, from below, by those who suffer from injustice, on the basis of wide-ranging international solidarity. We exist to help progressive organizations and their leaders pose the questions and find the answers they need. Since 1982 we have welcomed hundreds of participants from over 40 countries to our courses and seminars, which are shaped to meet the needs of several different target groups: European youth organizers, Third-World development workers, economists, core progressive leaderships, women and others. Participants in our sessions have a unique opportunity to escape from the pressure of daily activism so that they can study, exchange ideas with people from other countries and reflect upon their involvement in a changing world.

Heading into our third decade, the IIRE is responding to the demands of a changing time. We are renewing our curriculum. Moreover:

  • Our Ernest Mandel Study Centre, opened in 1995, hosts seminars and lectures on economic and social issues of the post-Cold War world.
  • Our Notebooks for Study and Research, since 1998 a book series co-published with Pluto Press in London, have received increasing international recognition.
  • Our library, which now contains over 25,000 books and periodicals, is being made more useful as a resource for researchers in critical social theory and history.
  • Our well-equipped Amsterdam headquarters is being made available for more gatherings of other socially-minded, non-profit organizations.

Our website can let our friends and supporters around the world know how you can participate and help. Your help is more necessary and fruitful today, as we move into a new century, than ever before.

International Institute for Research and Education (IIRE)
Lombokstraat 40
1094 AL Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Telephone:  (31 20) 6717263
Fax:  (31 20) 6732106
International Institute for Research and Education (IIRE) Lombokstraat 40 1094 AL Amsterdam