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Financial Citizenship: Experts, Publics, and the Politics of Central Banking

When: Thursday, October 11, 2018
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM CT

Where: Rebecca Crown Center, Hardin Hall, 633 Clark Street, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Dylan Peterson   (847) 467-2770

Group: Buffett Institute for Global Affairs

Category: Global & Civic Engagement


Government bailouts, new populist and nationalist movements that target central banks, and central bankers as a source of popular malaise: these dramatic conditions seem to cry out for new ways of understanding the purposes, roles, and challenges of central banks and financial governance more generally.

Annelise Riles will discuss why and how these conflicts are in large part the product of a culture clash between experts and the various global publics that have a stake in what central banks do.

Riles is the executive director of the Buffett Institute for Global Studies, associate provost for global affairs, professor of law, and professor (by courtesy) of anthropology. She has taught at the London School of Economics, University of Tokyo, and Yale University, among others. Riles is a former professor of anthropology and Far East legal studies at Cornell University.

The Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium brings together an interdisciplinary audience to build awareness of global research on campus. This series promotes dialogue on scholarship and develops a deeper sense of community among Buffett Institute affiliates. Each meeting lasts one hour; lunch is provided. 

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