Globalization and the Nation-State: The Future of Failures
R. Stanton Avery Lecture
Ronald Grigor Suny
Charles Tilly Collegiate Professor of Social and Political History, University of Michigan and Emeritus Professor of Political Science and History, University of Chicago
Thursday, February 12 at 8:00 p.m.
Rose Hills Theatre (170 E. 6th Street, Claremont)
In our new millennium, with the transnational shifts from old centers of power in Europe and North America to Central and East Asia, three great processes appear to be setting the agenda: the transformative spread of global capitalism, the political persistence of nation-states, and American military hegemony. Does economic globalization threaten the nation-state or do they work together? What roles will Russia, China, and Japan play after the current crisis of capitalism and the potential retreat of American power?
Suny is the author of A State of Nations: Empire and Nation-making in the Age of Lenin and Stalin (2001). According to the Journal of Modern History, his book, "gives a very useful overview of the actual situation of …'empire and nation-making' from the late tsarist empire to the end of the Stalin era…[showing] convincingly its contradictions and improvisations, the simultaneity and interdependence of nation creating and nation destroying. " Suny is currently working on a two-volume biography of Stalin and a co-edited volume on the Armenian genocide, examining empire, nations and ethnic politics.
Organized by the Pacific Basin Institute at Pomona College, this lecture is made possible by the R. Stanton Avery Lectureship Fund. Contact (909) 607-8035.
This event is free and open to the public.