Professor Beverly Silver (Director of the Arrighi Center) organizes a panel entitled “Financialization and Hegemonic Transitions: New Perspectives on The Long Twentieth Century” at the Eastern Sociological Society 2014 Annual Meeting. The panel will be composed of three papers that build on the longue duree theoretical framework of systemic cycles of accumulation, taking a cue from the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the publication of The Long Twentieth Century by Giovanni Arrighi (first edition 1994, Verso): “Urban Transformations in the Long Twentieth Century,” Daniel Steven Pasciuti (Johns Hopkins University); “Development in the Longue Duree: The rise and fall of competitive economic activities,” Astra Bonini, (United Nations Development Programme); and “From `Systemic Cycles of Accumulation` to `Cyclical Waves of Nationalism`,” Sahan Savas Karatasli (Johns Hopkins University). Papers will shed light on the current crisis of global capitalism from different angles of vision including the rise of new social and political movements, changing dynamics of urbanization, and the limits of developmental regimes. Benjamin Brewer of James Madison University will be the discussant of the panel. The panel will be held between 12 pm and 1:30 pm on February 20 at Baltimore Hilton.