History Department Spring Lecture

Quinn Slobodian - The Past and Future of Economic Globalism With the outbreak of the pandemic, neoliberal globalism seems to have lost another of its nine lives. What remains of the consensus around global economic governance that seemed so solid from the end of the Berlin Wall until a few years ago? This talk will recount the history of the twentieth century that led to the naturalization of globalization in the long 1990s and consider the challenges we can expect from attempts to roll out progressive politics to address inequality and climate change from the top down in coming years.