Irresponsible Bystanders: Reflections on the Collective Origins of War

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Online via Zoom
@ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

A lecture by Wolfgang Streeck examining the shortcomings of international relations and foreign policy with respect to the wars in both Ukraine and Gaza.

This event is presented in collaboration with Conter and Verso Books.

A man looks intently into the camera. His short brown hair is peppered with gray and white, as his his mustache. He wears a blue-and-white gingham button-down shirt underneath a bright blue crewneck sweater. In the background, one can see vertical elements, one of which may be a light post, along with tall trees.Wolfgang Streeck studied sociology in Frankfurt am Main and at Columbia University. He received his Habilitation from the University of Bielefeld in 1986. From 1988 to 1995 he was Professor of Sociology and Industrial Relations at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and from 1995 to 2014 Director at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne. His research areas are comparative political economy and institutional change in capitalist economies and societies. His books include Democracy at Work: Contract, Status and Post-Industrial Justice (with Ruth Dukes), Cambridge: Polity Press, 2022; How Will Capitalism End? Essays on a Failing System, London and New York: Verso Books, 2016; Buying Time: The Delayed Crisis of Democratic Capitalism, London and New York: Verso Books, 2014; Re-Forming Capitalism: Institutional Change in the German Political Economy, Oxford University Press, 2009.