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GLOBE Webinar | Capitalism, Alone: The Future of a System That Rules the World

Thursday January 16, 2020, from 15:00 to 16:00
Research seminar

Webinar available in video:

Branko Milanović joins the GLOBE Webinar Series to discuss his new book "Capitalism, Alone: The Future of the System That Rules the World" (2019, Belknap Press).

The GLOBE Webinar Series – The Future of Global Governance – presents the latest and most cutting-edge research in global governance and gives audience members the opportunity to directly engage with leading scholars in the field. Each webinar focuses on a significant new book that has potential to shape future thought on global governance, featuring a presentation by the author, an intervention from an expert discussant, and a Q&A session with the audience.

Participation is free and webinars can be joined from anywhere in the world. Access the GLOBE Webinar Channel

About the book: For the first time in human history, the globe is dominated by one economic system. In Capitalism, Alone, Branko Milanović explains the reasons for this decisive historical shift since the days of feudalism and, later, communism. Surveying the varieties of capitalism, he asks: What are the prospects for a fairer world now that capitalism is the only game in town? His conclusions are sobering, but not fatalistic. Capitalism gets much wrong, but also much right—and it is not going anywhere. Our task is to improve it.

About the author: Branko Milanović is Visiting Presidential Professor and Core Faculty at the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He was formerly Lead Economist in the World Bank’s research department. His books include Global Inequality and The Haves and the Have-Nots: A Brief and Idiosyncratic History of Global Inequality.

Discussant: Pablo Astorga (Institut Barcelona D'Estudis Internacionals)
Moderator: Kari Otteburn (Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies)