Anti-Globalism’s Past and Present

Mar 20, 2024 |
Chicago, IL
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The University of Chicago Program Committee invited members and guests to an evening with historian Tara Zahra to explore how the forces of early twentieth global instability—the Spanish flu, the Great Depression, great power conflicts, ethnonationalism, the development of both democracies and dictatorships—can help us better understand our own contemporary political moment. Informed by the voices and stories from her archival research spanning five languages and pulling from the themes of her most recent book, Against the World: Anti-Globalism and Mass Politics Between the World Wars, Professor Zahra delivered remarks before joining Academy President David Oxtoby in a wide-reaching conversation on the past, present, and future of our interconnected, yet increasingly divided, world.