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Arrighi Center Co-Sponsors International Conference on Capitalist Development in Hostile Environments

This conference marks the thirtieth anniversary of the publication of Giovanni Arrighi and Fortunata Piselli’s “Capitalist Development in Hostile Environments: Feuds, Class Struggles and Migrations in a Peripheral Region of Southern Italy.” The conference is held at the University of Calabria from June 6 to 8 2017. More information about the conference can be found […]


David Harvey Gives Inaugural Distinguished Lecture

On April 27th, David Harvey gave the Arrighi Center for Global Studies Spring 2017 Distinguished Lecture, the inaugural event in the series. His talk, “Visualizing Capital,” was attended by hundreds of students, faculty, and community members. After the event, attendees mingled with Harvey in a reception in Hodson Hall. Harvey is a Distinguished Professor of Anthropology […]


The Arrighi Center Welcomes Fulbright Recipient Dr. Peter Jacobs

The Arrighi Center and the Department of Sociology welcome Dr. Peter Jacobs, who has been awarded the prestigious 2017 Fulbright Grant for research scholars. The grant allows him to consolidate more than a decade of his studies on land reform into a book manuscript. From January through July 2017 he will be in residence in […]


Berman Institute Blog on the Arrighi Center Seminar on Practical Ethics

The Johns Hopkins Berman Institute for Bioethics published a blog post on the Arrighi Center’s 2016-2017 general seminar on the Practical Ethics of University-Community Engagement. Read the entire post here. The post is written by Beverly Silver (Director of the Arrighi Center and Chair of the Sociology Department), Christopher Nealon (Chair of the English Department), […]


Feb 5 Deadline: Call for Papers for Capitalist Development in Hostile Environments Conference

International conference being organized by the University of Calabria (in conjunction with the Arrighi Center for Global Studies) on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the publication of Arrighi and Piselli’s Capitalist Development in Hostile Environments: Feuds, Class Struggles and Migrations in a Peripheral Region of Southern Italy. ​ The conference will be held at the University of […]


Fall 2016 General Seminar

The theme for the Fall 2016 Arrighi Center General Seminar is “Practical Ethics: Pedagogy and the Capitalist University.” The seminar series include discussions on “Readings on the Capitalist University,” “Community Based Learning/Community Engaged Research,” “Poetry and Community Based Learning,” “Policy Oriented Research,” and “Hopkins as Landlord.”


Dan Pasciuti and Isaac Jilbert’s article on the roots of the Baltimore unrest

The Arrighi Center’s Dan Pasciuti and Isaac Jilbert published an important piece on the political-economic roots of the recent unrest in Baltimore in the wake of Freddie Gray’s death. Their article, The Building Blocks of Deprivation, asks us to look at “how redevelopment has affected [Baltimore] city, exacerbating longstanding social divides and creating new ones […]


Land, Labor and Environmental Rights and Struggles Seminars and Workshop

The Arrighi Center is sponsoring a workshop and seminars on “Land, Labor and Environmental Rights and Struggles” on March 23-27 2015 at the Johns Hopkins University. The event series include three seminars and a one-day workshop. For the full schedule please visit the Land-Labor Seminars page under Events.


Sahan Savas Karatasli is Recipient of 2014 Theda Skocpol Dissertation Award

Dr. Savas Sahan Karatasli

The Arrighi Center would like to congratulate one of its post-docs, Sahan Savas Karatasli, for winning this year’s Theda Skocpol Dissertation Award from the Comparative and Historical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association. The selection committee, in announcing their award, wrote: “Savas Karatasli’s dissertation, “Financial Expansions, Hegemonic Transitions, and Nationalism: A Longue Durée Analysis […]