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Global Café: Can Technology Save the World? (Joel Mokyr)

When: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM CT

Where: 2010 Sheridan Road, Room 201, 2010 Sheridan Road , Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Student

Cost: Free!

Contact: Linda Remaker   (847) 491-7980

Group: International Studies

Category: Academic, Global & Civic Engagement


Please join the International Studies Program for dinner and conversation with Joel Mokyr, the Robert H. Strotz Professor of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Economics and History at Northwestern. His many books include The Gifts of Athena: Historical Origins of the Knowledge Economy and A Culture of Growth: The Origins of the Modern Economy.

His current research is concerned with the understanding of the economic and intellectual roots of technological progress and the growth of useful knowledge in European societies, as well as the impact that industrialization and economic progress have had on economic welfare.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the British Academy, the Italian Accademia dei Lincei and the Dutch Royal Academy. He has been the President of the Economic History Association, editor in chief of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History, and a co-editor of the Journal of Economic History.

He is currently co-editor of a book series, the Princeton University Press Economic History of the World. He was the 2006 winner of the biennial Heineken Award for History offered by the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences and the winner of the 2015 Balzan International Prize for economic history.

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