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Center for Slavic, Eurasian & East European Studies


October 2019

Małgorzata Mazurek, “Economics of Hereness: The Polish Origins of Global Developmentalism 1918-1968”

October 24, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, DeBerry Board Room 3009, 301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

This talk will address the east-central European origins of development concepts that came to dominate the postwar world. Treating social science as a situated phenomenon, shaped by the twentieth century’s violent politics, Malgorzata Mazurek aims to explain why and how developmental thought became the key instrument of defining, building and contesting new nation-states in Europe after World War I—and then globally after World War II. At the core of her discussion is a close-knit group of Polish economists, mostly Jewish.…

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