Fellows' Presentation

The Political Ethics of the Strike

Photo by Tony RinaldoPhoto by Tony Rinaldo

Part of the 2016–2017 Fellows' Presentation Series

Lecture by Alex Gourevitch RI '17

Alex Gourevitch's current project combines work from social theory, history, and political philosophy to develop a defense of the right to strike. He plans to argue that the right to strike is a right to resist oppression, which workers assert in response to the exploitation they experience in the modern economy. This way of thinking about the right to strike has implications not only for labor law and the use of force by private actors, but also on how solidarity and violence form core themes in the artistic representation of labor struggles.

Free and open to the public.