Thursday, September 20
Verso Books, 20 Jay St, Suite 1010, Brooklyn, New York 11201
Ten years after the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers nearly shattered the global economy, basic questions about the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression remain unanswered. What drove the accumulation of private debt and financialization of the economy that made the downturn possible? Was this a crisis for neoliberalism? Given its association with globalization, is a defense of national sovereignty the only way to take back democratic control from neoliberal forces? How has this shaped the populist revolts now transforming the global order, and how might the left respond?
Join Dissent magazine’s editors and contributors to discuss neoliberalism, globalization, and the future of democracy.
Adam Tooze is Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History at Columbia University, where he also directs the European Institute. He is author of Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World (Viking, 2018).
Quinn Slobodian is associate professor of history at Wellesley College. His most recent book is Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism (Harvard University Press, 2018). Forthcoming is Nine Lives of Neoliberalism (Verso), co-edited with Dieter Plehwe and Philip Mirowski. He is currently writing a book with the working title Hayek’s Bastards on the neoliberal roots of the far right.
The conversation will be moderated by Atossa Araxia Abrahamian, senior editor at the Nation and a contributing editor at Dissent.
This event will be livestreamed. Please stay tuned to the Facebook event for updates.