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Workshop on 20th Century Politics and Society

The purpose of the Workshop on 20th Century Politics and Society is, first, to bring together scholars in political science and history (and related disciplines) to consider issues of shared interest; second, to create a small intellectual community for students and faculty who work in related areas to reduce some of the isolation that often characterizes academic life at Columbia; and third, to tackle interesting and important problems in the current scholarship on twentieth-century politics and society.

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Due to renovations at the Lehman Center we will be meetings will be held at 4:20 PM, in the Lindsay Rogers Room 707 IAB, 420 West 118th Street, New York, NY 10027.


Fall 2019

9/19 - Gabriel Winant (University of Chicago, History), selections from Crucible of Care

10/17 - Richard John (Columbia, History/Journalism), "'Patents and ‘Free Enterprise’:  The Temporary National Economic Commission (TNEC) and the Forgotten Legacy of Institutionalist Economics"

12/5 -  Emma Kaufman (NYU, Law), "The Prisoner Trade"


Spring 2020

3/12 - Jonny Bunning, "Redoing the Demos: The Birth of Gary Becker and the Anti-Malthusian Origins of Human Capital at Chicago, 1950-1965" - CANCELLED -

4/16 - Alma Steingart " - CANCELLED - 





Faculty Sponsor: 

Ira Katznelson

Interim Provost; Ruggles Professor of Political Science and History; Deputy Director, Columbia World Projects


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