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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. Tariq Omar Ali's Book Talk - Join Us!

Thursday, February 21, 2019 | 5 p.m.
Location: Lincoln Center South Lounge

Come hear Dr. Tariq Omar Ali, assistant professor of history at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, discuss his new book, A Local History Of Global Capital: Jute and Peasant Life in the Bengal Delta (Princeton University Press 2018). This book traces how jute bound the Bengal delta's peasantry to turbulent global capital, and how global commodity markets shaped everyday peasant life and determined the difference between prosperity and poverty, survival and starvation.

Reception will follow.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Tariq Omar Ali Revised