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Thursday September 29, 4:30-5:30 PM, Rockefeller 002

"The Ethics of Travel in Developing Countries"

Sponsored by the PEP Leadership Council

Jeremy Horowitz (Government)

Douglas J. Moody (Spanish & Portuguese, LALACS)

Paul Novosad (Economics)

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Monday October 10, 4:30-5:45 PM, Silsby 028

"The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece"

Josiah Ober (Stanford University)

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Thursday October 13, Moore Hall Filene Auditorium

"Three Narratives of Capitalism"

Jonathan Haidt (New York University)

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Thursday October 20, 4 PM, Moore Hall Filene Auditorium

"Was Slavery Essential to American Capitalism?"

Historians have recently taken an interest in the relationship between the origins of American capitalism and slavery. Some have contended that the surplus generated by slavery was key to the development of industrial capitalism. However, economists, in general, have been skeptical about any such relationship. This interdisciplinary panel will provide different perspectives on this fascinating debate.

Edward Baptist (historian at Cornell University)

Alan Olmstead (economist at University of California at Davis)

Caitlin Rosenthal (historian at University of California at Berkeley)

Trevon Logan (economist at Ohio State University)

Last Updated: 8/29/16