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Opening Lecture Academic Year - International Studies

14 September 2018
Wijnhaven Building
Turfmarkt 99
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
16.15 Q&A
16.45 Closing + Drinks

Opening lecture

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.

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