Neoliberals and Direct Democracy in the European Union: A Lecture by Quinn Slobodian

Join us for a lecture by Quinn Slobodian: Demos Veto and Demos Exit: Neoliberals and Direct Democracy in the European Union. Andrei Mamolea, Assistant Professor of International Relations at BU's Pardee School of Global Studies, will respond.

Quinn Slobodian is a historian of modern German and international history with a focus on North-South politics, social movements, and the intellectual history of neoliberalism. His most recent book is Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism (Harvard University Press, 2018). He is also the author of Foreign Front: Third World Politics in Sixties West Germany (Duke University Press, 2012), the editor of Comrades of Color: East Germany in the Cold War World (Berghahn Books, 2015) and the co-editor (with Dieter Plehwe and Philip Mirowski) of Nine Lives of Neoliberalism (Verso Books). He is currently at work on a book on the far right’s capitalism.

As in his research, Slobodian’s teaching places histories of modern Europe in the history of the larger world. This goal is pursued in classes with topics as diverse as the history of cities, world economic orders, gender and sexuality, and the exhibition of ethnic performers as "savages" in 19th-century Europe.

When 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm on Friday, April 23, 2021
Location Zoom