Director of the European Institute
Alumni House, Toll Room — UC Berkeley Campus
About the Lecture For half a century we have been warned of the scale of the climate emergency, but our capacity for collective action has proven profoundly limited. Was there ever a moment in which a breakthrough might have been … ContinuedAlumni House, Toll Room - UC Berkeley Campus Berkeley Graduate Lectures firstname.lastname@example.org false MM/DD/YYYY
About the Lecture
For half a century we have been warned of the scale of the climate emergency, but our capacity for collective action has proven profoundly limited. Was there ever a moment in which a breakthrough might have been possible? Were the years following the financial crisis of 2008 a missed opportunity?
About Adam Tooze
Adam Tooze also serves as the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History and as a member of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia. His research, writing, and teaching deal with the history of power in the modern age. The question that fascinates him is how economic and military power are articulated by politics, ideology and expert knowledge, in the struggle to bring order and shape to the modern world.
Tooze is a prolific author. He has authored four acclaimed volumes which have been featured in the book of the year lists of the Financial Times, the LA Times, the Kirkus Review, Foreign Affairs, and the Economist and has also written for the Financial Times, the Guardian, the Sunday Telegraph, the London Review of Books, the New Left Review, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times, among others. His books include: Statistics and the German State 1900-1945: The Making of Modern Economic Knowledge (2001), Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy (2006), The Deluge: The Great War and the Remaking of the Global Order, 1916-1931 (2014).
His most recent book on the global financial crisis of 2008, Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World (2018), was awarded the 29th annual Lionel Gelber prize. Tooze is currently working on a history of the climate emergency which will span the period from the age of the “great acceleration” in the aftermath of World War II to the present.