Shaiken is a leading anti globalisation activist and advocate for relaxing U.S. sanctions against Cuba.
Institute for Policy Studies connections
The IPS/TNI Annual Report for 1979-80 lists a sampling of seminars and lectures. Lecturers on U. S. political activities included Frances Fox Piven, James Weinstein, editor of IPS's weekly newspaper In These Times, Ned Crosby, president, Center for New Democratic Processes, Lee Benson, History Department, University of Pennsylvania, Harley Shaiken United Auto Workers consultant and Robert Cole, Economics Department, University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Working with Seymour Melman
Seymour Melman was part of a circle of critical intellectuals with epicenters in various networks. Three were central. First, Melman was part of the Frame of Reference group led by University of Pennsylvania Professor Zellig Harris. Second, he was part of a group of critical scholars at Columbia University including Robert S. Lynd, a leading sociologist in the United States. Third, he was connected to a wide network of national and international scholars and activists concerned with disarmament, economic conversion and economic democracy, e.g. Noam Chomsky, Marcus Raskin, Harley Shaiken, John Ullmann, Lloyd J. Dumas, John Kenneth Galbraith, among many others.
Links to Democratic Socialists of America
- The keynote speaker was globalization expert Harley Shaiken who gave a chilling description of the consequences of corporate globalization as well as some suggestions as to how progressive activists can fight this phenomenon. The dinner raised over $6800 for Detroit DSA.
Center for American Progress
American Rights at Work
Labor Sec. contender
In december 2008, the Wall Street Journal reported that Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Professor Harley Shaiken had emerged as finalists for the job of Secretary of Labor. the job eventually went to Shaiken's American Rights at Work colleague Hilda Solis.