“Worldly Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman”

Thu, January 23, 2014 • 4:00 PM • Hackett Room, SRH 1.313

Dr. Jeremy Adelman will discuss the life and work of Albert O. Hirschman, one of the twentieth century’s most original and provocative thinkers who fought for and wrote in defense of the values of tolerance and change.

After graduating from the University of Toronto, Jeremy Adelman earned a master’s degree in economic history at the London School of Economics (1985) and completed a doctorate in modern history at Oxford University (1989).  He has been teaching at Princeton since 1992 where he is the Walter Samuel Carpenter III Professor of Spanish Civilization and Culture and Director of the Council for International Teaching and Research. He is also a recipient of the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and the ACLS Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship. Adelman studies the history of Latin America in comparative and world contexts.  His research has focused on economic, legal, and political transformations in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, but has more recently turned to the study of modern political, economic, and intellectual transformations. His most recent book is a life history of the famous writer and economist, Albert O. Hirschman, called Worldly Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman, to be published in March 2013.  Visit The New York Times for a review of the book and to learn more about Hirschman’s work.

For more information, contact Paloma Diaz.

Sponsored by: LLILAS Benson; LBJ School of Public Affairs; Dept. of History; School of Law

 

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