Re: [xmca] Speaking tour for Sasha Surmava

From: Andy Blunden (
Date: Fri Oct 14 2005 - 21:08:46 PDT

   I have asked Sasha to prepare:
     * A CV, curriculum vitae, emphasising all your academic positions
       and publications, conference attendances, etc., bringing out
       especially your association with the first and second generation
       of the Vygotsky/Luria/Leontyev school and Evald Ilyenkov. Remember
       that it is Vygotsky and his work which is most widely known and
       the majority of those who know him as teachers and
       educationalists, though also linguists, anthropologists
       philosophers, ... . :-)
     A synopsis of your academic work, especially recent work, which you
       think could form the basis for talks you could give to academics.
       We may have to discuss this a lot, as it will be the main selling
     * A short biography which talks about your political experiences
       before and after Gorbachev, for a progressive audience, including
       Marxists and non-Marxists, interested in social justice.
     * The title for a speech or seminar you could give in the University
       context, e,g, for postgraduate students, and
     * The title for a speech you could give for a public meeting e.g.,
       about Russia, and its prospects.

   At 11:39 PM 14/10/2005 -0400, you wrote:

     Let's see if people on the east coast are interested, how much
     would it cost and if the moneys could be found.
     Those of you who have an institutional support and are on the East
     Coast, I would be willing to coordinate and organize, if someone
     helps and if you have any suggestions how to raise money.
     Also, I think it would be good to have a list of topics that will
     be addressed by Sasha. Maybe also an abstract or two of his
     presentations. What do you think?
     Andy Blunden wrote:

        The itinerary is open Ana. At this point I am trying to put a
        tour together, so a stop-over on the East Coast would be
        provided there is someone there to host Sasha and make a
       to the cost of the trip.
       At 11:29 AM 14/10/2005 -0400, you wrote:
          It would also be good if people on the East Coast are
     interested in
          hearing Sasha and if we can organize that some of his talks be
         there. Does his trip already include a stop on the East Coast?
         Mike Cole wrote:
          Good idea, Andy. Let me see what I can organize at UCSD. Some
         of total
          cost for transportation would help. And, of course, timing
     will be
         a big
         On 10/12/05, Andy Blunden <> wrote:
         Dear all,
          I have offered to organise a speaking tour of Australia for
          Surmava. I will be organising it under the aegis of the
          Peace Network, as part of a series of such tours which
     aim to
           collaboration between a diversity of social justice
         The hope is to cover the cost of air fares through University
          contributions, leaving time for Sasha to talk to social
          about life in the former soviet union, peace, social
         and so on. Sasha is preparing a CV and other material that I
         working with to gain interest from the Universities.
         I need help.
         Firstly, could any of you XMCA-ers who are in Australia, please
          conatct me so we can cooperate to find academic sponsors and
          sympathetic hosts who could welcome Sasha in the different
         Secondly, the whole thing would be so much richer for Sasha and
          think more viable financially, if his return trip included
          in the US, and hopefully some contribution to the cost of the
         trip. :-)
          The plan is to fit the trip in the period 25 June - 24 July
         Any takers?
         Andy Blunden
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