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Conference to Explore 20th Century Capitalism


On Thursday, March 8, at 6 p.m., the Department of History will kick off a three-day conference sponsored by the O’Connell Initiative on Global Capitalism, with a keynote address by Vanessa Ogle, Ph.D., associate professor of history at the University of California at Berkeley.

The event will be held at the Lincoln Center campus in the McNally Amphitheater.

In a talk titled “Twilight Capitalists: The Global Cold War and the Unmaking of Postwar Capitalism,” Ogle will explore the mid- to late- 20th century capitalism.

While the initiative, sponsored by Robert J. O’Connell FCRH ’65, funds research and conferences on the history of capitalism for the past 500 years, this year’s conference will home in on the United States and global capitalism in the 20th Century. Panels and speakers will focus on four separate areas of study: diplomacy and development, finance and investment, propaganda and information, and infrastructure and the built environment.



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