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O'Connell Initiative

O’Connell Initiative on the Global History of Capitalism

The O’Connell Initiative for the Global History of Capitalism is a forum for intellectual exploration. It brings together scholars of every aspect of capitalism, from its earliest medieval manifestations to its twenty-first-century consequences across the globe. It supports groundbreaking research and teaching on global capitalism and engages with the public through lectures, debates, and workshops.

The O’Connell Initiative in the Global History of Capitalism is supported by generous gifts from Fordham alumnus Robert J. O’Connell, FCRH '65.


Dr. Gabrielle Hecht Talk - Join Us!

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 | 5 p.m.
Location: Lincoln Center 12th Floor Lounge

Come hear Dr. Gabrielle Hecht, Professor of History and Frank Stanton Foundation Professor of Nuclear Security, Stanford University, give a talk entitled, "Residual Governance, or How African Anthropocenes Foretell Planetary Futures"

This talk examines mine waste in South Africa, suggesting that African Anthropocenes prefigure planetary futures. These futures are configured by residual governance: governance of residues, governance as afterthought, and governance that makes people and places residual.

Reception will follow.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Gabrielle Hecht Flyer