Opening Lecture Academic Year - International Studies
- 14 September 2018
- Wijnhaven Building
2511 DP The Hague
The International Studies programme would like to invite you to the Opening Lecture of the Academic Year 2018-2019 by Prof. Sven Beckert: Empire of Cotton: The Global Origins of Modern Capitalism.
|15.00||Opening by the Chair of the programme Dr. Joost Augusteijn|
|15.15||Opening Lecture by Prof. Sven Beckert from Harvard University|
|16.00||Discussion moderated by Dr. María Gabriela Palacio Ludeña|
|16.45||Closing + Drinks|
For about 900 years, from 1000 to 1900, cotton was the world's most important manufacturing industry. Cotton has created vast empires, powered the industrial revolution, generated huge wealth - and unimaginable suffering. This humble product is at the heart of global capitalism, and its story is the story of how the modern world emerged.