Global Transformation in the Mirror of Historical SociologyJanuary 14, 2017, 10:00 – 12:00, Building 5, 2nd Floor, Room 222
The majority of the future forecasts of the 20th century were based on growth prospects, whether of the economy, science and engineering, or population, or recovery of specific countries and regions. The first decades of the new 21st century brought considerable disillusion verging on disappointment in the modernistic pattern of steady progress. From everywhere, one can hear some doubts not only about the usefulness, but already about the inconvertibility of globalization. What is journalistic noise and what is really captured by the methods of modern science? This session offers a kind of stress test for the world powers. Leading academic experts analyze the prospects of traditional centers of capitalism and newly emerging market regions.
Professor of Sociology, New York University, Abu Dhabi