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"Does Capitalism Have a Future?" A Conversation with Craig Calhoun and Michael Mann

Renowned authors discuss one of the most pressing questions of our time at the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences
  • When Oct 31, 2014 from 04:00 to 08:00 (Europe/Berlin / UTC100)
  • Where Luisenstr. 56, 10117 Berlin, Festsaal
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Craig Calhoun, Einstein Visiting Fellow and Director of the London School of Economics and Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of California Los Angeles have recently published a new book asking "Does Capitalism Have a Future?" Along with Immanuel Wallerstein, Randall Collins and Georgi Derluguian, the authors examine whether the capitalist system can survive the medium run and challenge the conventional wisdom that assumes there is no real alternative. In doing so, the book considers the possibility of a radical world historical shift. Hosted by NYLON Berlin/Einstein Research Group at the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences, the panel will offer an intimate discussion of Calhoun and Mann's responses to this pressing issue.

 

About the authors and hosts:

Calhoun Craig Craig Calhoun, Director of the London School of Economics and co-founder of the NYLON Network, is author of several books including Nations Matter, Critical Social Theory, Neither Gods Nor Emperors: Students and the Struggle for Democracy in China and most recently The Roots of Radicalism. Craig Calhoun is Einstein Visiting Fellow at the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences where he initiated and actively supports the Einstein Research Group.
Michael Mann UCLA

Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of California Los Angeles and Honorary Professor at the University of Cambridge, is author of more than a dozen key books on the history of power and empire, including the four-volume The Sources of Social Power and The Dark Side of Democracy.

 

NYLON Berlin/Einstein Research Group is the Berlin member of the international NYLON research network with counterparts based at New York University and the London School of Economics. It is comprised of selected doctoral and postdoctoral researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, the WZB Berlin Social Science Center as well as the Humboldt, Freie, and Technical Universities. Drawing on a unique combination of disciplinary backgrounds, the group investigates questions at the forefront of critical social theory.

 

Event details:

31 October 2014 at 4pm
Festsaal/Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences
Humboldt University Berlin
Luisenstrasse 56
10117 Berlin


The event is open to the public, but space is limited. Please RSVP to nylonberlin (at) gmail.com