Wednesday Feb. 21 at 4:30 pm (Note the corrected time), Haldeman 041 (Kreindler Auditorium).
Alexsandar Mihailovic (Literature, Bennington College), a widely published scholar of topics ranging from Tchaikovsky and post-modern Russian protest to post-colonial theory and LGBTQ issues, will discuss his book Illiberal Vanguard (Wisconsin 2023) on the recent, simultaneous rise of a populist Right in Russia and the U.S.
Co-sponsored by the Department of East European, Eurasian, and Russian Studies.
Joseph Heath (Univ. of Toronto), is one of the most entertaining, prolific, and independent-minded political theorists and economic philosophers of our time. Author of popular works such as The Rebel Sell: Why the Culture Can’t Be Jammed (2005) and Filthy Lucre: Economics for People Who Hate Capitalism (2009), as well as philosophical works such as Philosophical Foundations of Climate Change Policy (2021), Heath turns his attention in this talk to the current quality of anti-capitalist criticism.
The anthropologist Margaret Mead once stated, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” Is this dictum based on evidence, or is it an article of faith? What do we actually know about the role of activism in the story of human progress? Under what conditions is it likely to be successful? What exactly is “activism,” and where did our current idea of it come from? Can political economy help us think more clearly about its place in a successful society? Hank Clark (PEP) offers some surprising perspectives.
Free book copies to the first 20 Dartmouth students!
Rocky 2 on Tuesday Nov 14 at 4:30.
Burns, author of a much-admired biography of Ayn Rand, will discuss her new biography of Milton Friedman, one of the most influential economists of the twentieth century.
Described in advance reviews as “a stunning achievement” and “a complete page-turner of a book,” Burns’ definitive biography will be released on the very day of her appearance at Dartmouth.
Democracy Erosion Internship 2024!
Dear students, Are you a Dartmouth undergrad interested in conducting research to strengthen democracy? The Political Economy Project seeks two Dartmouth students to serve in a remote capacity as a paid intern from June 3 through August 9, 2024. You will work alongside students from seven other universities (including American University, Brown University, The University of Chicago, University of Houston, Texas Southern University, Xavier University of Louisiana, and the College of William & Mary).
Check out our News and Events Page for more details, and note the Feb. 17 deadline!