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EIHS Lecture: The Global Crisis of 2008: Approaches for a Future History

Adam Tooze, Columbia University
Thursday, November 16, 2017
4:00-6:00 PM
1014 Tisch Hall Map
2008 is associated in American historical memory above all with the failure of Lehman Brothers, the subprime crisis, the Big Short, and the election of Barack Obama. But this all-American view drastically foreshortens a crisis with global financial, economic, political, and indeed geopolitical ramifications. It is too early to write the history of the crisis and yet it was instantly historicized as an epochal break in the post-Cold War era. This talk will sketch the outlines of a future history.

Adam Tooze is the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History at Columbia University, where he also serves as director of the European Institute. Prior to Columbia he taught at Yale University where he was director of International Security Studies. He began his professional life at the University of Cambridge where he taught for thirteen years. Tooze has published extensively on modern European history, economic history, and current affairs. He is best known for three prize-winning books: Statistics and the German State 1900-1945: The Making of Modern Economic Knowledge (Cambridge, 2001), Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy (2006), and The Deluge: The Great War and the Remaking of the Global Order (2014). The Deluge was the winner of the LA Times Prize for History. In 2015 he was the co-editor with Michael Geyer of the third volume of the Cambridge History of World War II. Sudden Stop, a history of the global financial crisis of 2008 and its aftermath, will appear in 2018. Tooze blogs from and @adam_tooze.

Free and open to the public.

This event is part of the Thursday Series of the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies. It is made possible by a generous contribution from Kenneth and Frances Aftel Eisenberg.
Building: Tisch Hall
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: European, History, Lecture
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, Department of History