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GLOBE Webinar: Branko Milanović - Capitalism, Alone

The Future of a System That Rules the World

16 January 2020 - 15:00 - 16:00 CET

Branko Milanović joins the GLOBE Webinar Series to discuss his new book "Capitalism, Alone: The Future of the System That Rules the World" (2019, Belknap Press). After the presentation of the book, Pablo Astorga, senior research fellow at Institut Barcelona D'Estudis Internacionals, will offer some reflections on the book to start off the discussion. A Q&A with webinar participants will follow.

About the book: For the first time in human history, the globe is dominated by one economic system. In Capitalism, Alone, Branko Milanović explains the reasons for this decisive historical shift since the days of feudalism and, later, communism. Surveying the varieties of capitalism, he asks: What are the prospects for a fairer world now that capitalism is the only game in town? His conclusions are sobering, but not fatalistic. Capitalism gets much wrong, but also much right—and it is not going anywhere. Our task is to improve it.

About the author: Branko Milanović is Visiting Presidential Professor and Core Faculty at the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He was formerly Lead Economist in the World Bank’s research department. His books include Global Inequality and The Haves and the Have-Nots: A Brief and Idiosyncratic History of Global Inequality.

Discussant: Pablo Astorga (Institut Barcelona D'Estudis Internacionals) 
Moderator: Kari Otteburn (Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies) 

Participation is free and the webinar can be joined from anywhere in the world.


Funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program, the Project “Global Governance and the European Union: Future Trends and Scenarios” (GLOBE) addresses the strategic priorities identified in the EU Global Strategy such as – trade, development, security and climate change – as well as migration and global finance, in order to identify the major roadblocks to effective and coherent global governance by multiple stakeholders in a multipolar world. GLOBE seeks to provide policy makers, academics and the general public with an analytical grip on the state of play in global governance, by developing new theoretical and methodological approaches. It also hopes to equip national and European policy makers with tools to identify constraints and opportunities in a set of global governance scenarios for 2030 and 2050.



16 Jan 2020 @ 03:00 pm

16 Jan 2020 @ 04:00 pm

Duration: 1 hours



Organised by

Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, KU Leuven

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