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World-Systems Analysis in a Critical Juncture 5: Geopolitics, Imperialism, and Finance

October 23 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Arrighi Center is co-sponsoring the 44th Annual Conference on the Political Economy of the World-System, “World-Systems Analysis in a Critical Juncture.” The conference takes place during a critical juncture for both the field of world-systems analysis and for the world-system itself. The first four sessions of the conference bring together papers that reconstruct the theoretical and methodological lineages of world-systems analysis by recuperating neglected foundational texts and by putting the world-systems perspective into dialogue with other critical approaches in the social sciences. The next four sessions deploy tools provided by a world-systems perspective to analyze the multiple intertwined social, political, and economic challenges of the current juncture, illuminating the global crisis and unfolding systemic chaos.

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Session #5: Geopolitics, Imperialism, and Finance

Friday, October 23rd, 1:00pm to 3:00pm EST

Discussant: Ho-Fung Hung (Johns Hopkins University)

Conrad Jacober (Johns Hopkins University) – “Custom & Innovation in Postwar American Banking”

Devparna Roy (Nazareth College) – “Race, Caste, Nation and Imperialism in the Modern World-System”

Ryan Calder (Johns Hopkins University) – “Dīn, dinars, and dollar hegemony: Islamic gold projects at the twilight of the long twentieth century”

Robert Denemark (University of Delaware) – “The Trajectories of Mercantilism”

Event Details
October 23
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm