Monday, October 7, 2019 at 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Goldwin Smith Hall, Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium
232 East Ave, Central Campus
In “Populism, Globalization and our Current Disorder,” Peter Gourevitch will discuss how the dislocations and challenges of globalization are shaping politics and culture. In recent years, the politics of post-World-War- II arrangements have unraveled as their international and domestic foundations have been both eroded and hammered. Prof. Gourevitch will describe how interests and identity shaped the old international consensus among the US and its allies, how these driving forces have been transformed by economic change and social movements such as migration, and how their new interactions are likely to affect politics, culture and foreign policy in the US and abroad. His wide-ranging, influential work in comparative politics, international relations, and the interactions of politics and economics includes Political Power and Corporate Control: the New Global Politics of Corporate Governance (with James P. Shinn, 2005), Politics in Hard Times: Comparative Responses to International Economic Crises (1986) and recent work on the political impact of the Great Recession, the credibility and compromises of transnational NGOs, and corporate governance and corporate responsibility.