Imagining the Next Global Economy

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Rawi Abdelal

There is no going back to the beginning. The emerging global economy will not resemble the system that came before. That pre-pandemic system was already fragile. Now we have an opportunity to imagine a new global economy.

This is the first lecture in a series of lectures offered by the 2018-2021 US Department of Education Title VI/National Resource Centers for Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. 

Dr. Rawi Abdelal is the Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Management at Harvard Business School and is the Director of the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies. His primary expertise is international political economy, and his research focuses on the politics of globalization and the political economy of Eurasia. Professor Abdelal is the author of National Purpose in the World Economy and Capital Rules, and the editor or co-edited of The Rules of Globalization, a collection of Harvard Business School cases on international business; Measuring Identity; and Constructing the International Economy. Abdelal is currently at work on two projects: the first explores the inter-related challenges that undermined the first era of globalization, circa 1870-1914, and which threaten to destroy the current age of global capitalism, and the second explores the geopolitics of energy in Europe and Eurasia. Abdelal earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Government from Cornell University.


Rawi Abdelal, Herbert F. Johnson Professor of International Business, Harvard Business School; Director, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University

Sponsored by the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.

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