Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Beverly Silver -- The End of the Long Twentieth Century

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

McKinney Conference Room

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"The End of the Long Twentieth Century," with Beverly Silver, Professor, Department of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University.

Beverly J. Silver is a Professor in the Department of Sociology at the Johns Hopkins University. Her research focuses on problems of development, labor, social conflict and war, using comparative and world-historical methods of analysis. Her work recasts a variety of issues in a broad spatial and temporal framework in order to identify patterns of recurrence, evolution and “true novelty” in contemporary processes of globalization. 

She is author of Forces of Labor: Workers’ Movements and Globalization since 1870, which won several awards, including the 2005 Distinguished Scholarly Publication Award of the American Sociological Association. The book has been translated and published in numerous languages, including Spanish (AKAL), German (Assoziation A), Korean (Greenbee) , Portuguese (Boitempo), Italian (Bruno Mondadori), Turkish (Yordam Kitap), Polish (Le Monde Diplomatique, Warsaw) and Chinese (Social Science Documentation Publishing House, in press). She is also co-author of Chaos and Governance in the Modern World System (University of Minnesota Press, 1999), which won the 2001 Distinguished Publication Award of the Political Economy of the World System section of the American Sociological Association.

Location: McKinney Conference Room, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street.