Christy Thornton, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University
Amy C. Offner, Associate Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania
Gabriela Soto Laveaga, Professor of the History of Science and Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, Harvard University
Join us for a conversation on the global and domestic forces that shaped the political economy of the Americas in the 20th century, with an emphasis on Mexico, Colombia, and the United States. In her book Revolution in Development, Christy Thornton examines the crucial role of Mexican officials in the shaping of the twentieth century global economic order to advance their national development project. In Sorting Out the Mixed Economy, author Amy Offner looks at the cases of Colombia and the United States to show how the developmental projects consolidated in the first half of the twentieth century planted the seeds of their own fall and replacement by neoliberal practices in the 1980s.
Presented in collaboration with Weatherhead Center for International Affairs