The Great Depression

Weatherhead Initiative in Global History Workshop
Date: October 19, 2012
Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: CGIS South, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S020 (Belfer Case Study Room)
This is open to the public.


“The Global 30's: The Great Depression and Global Response”
Opening Remarks: Sven Beckert

Session One: Beyond Market Economies

•“’We are all Planners Now’: The New Deal in Global Perspective” Kiran Patel
•“Competing Ideologies, Shared Technologies: Nazi and Soviet Responses to the Depression” Stefan Link

Session Two: The Colonial World

•“The Great Entanglement: the Impact of the Depression on Global Nationalist Ideas” Kris Manjapra
•“Restrictionism: Colonial Responses to the Great Depression” Tariq Omar Ali

Lunch Break (Please RSVP to attend the lunch)

Open Discussion: Echoes of Depression? The Thirties and Today

Complete Program

Maier, Charles S.
Senior Adviser; Faculty Associate. Leverett Saltonstall Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.
Bose, Sugata
Faculty Associate. Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Department of History, Harvard University.


Beckert, Sven
Executive Committee; Steering Committee; Faculty Associate (on leave 2012–2013). Laird Bell Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University.
Patel, Kiran
Professor of European and Global History, University of Maastricht.
Link, Stefan
Max Weber Fellow, European University Institute; Former WCFIA Graduate Student Associate.
Manjapra, Kris
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Tufts University.
Ali, Tariq Omar
Assistant Professor of History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.


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  • frank c.

    Good program . Mind Expanding Trouble is coming to attend from suburbs lots of time wasted on scant public transport. So I stay home & save on train fare that that ever keeps getting more expensi. thats our car culture you know

    October 13, 2012

  • frank c.

    You got a good program going . Mid expanding but if you have to come in from the suburbs the train service is bad & getting more expensive. So its cheaoer to drive or stay home

    October 13, 2012

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