Adam Tooze: The Green New Deal and the Shadow of 20th-Century History

Adam Tooze, the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History at Columbia University and author of Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World, gives the Green New Deal Dialogue Fall 2019 Keynote Address. Tooze’s talk will place the idea of a Global Green New Deal in historical perspective. He will show how 20th-century geopolitics, energy markets, and international finance combined to form a complex system that provides the backdrop for climate politics today. In doing so, Tooze will help us think about how we might rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions while reducing inequality and managing the tensions of a destabilized world order.

This event is co-sponsored by the SNF Agora Institute, the JHU Department of Political Science, and the JHU Department of History.

The event takes place Monday, October 28, 4–6 p.m. in the Glass Pavilion, Levering Hall.

It is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, visit the Department of Political Science’s Events Page.