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The emerging world of capitalism and risk in America

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Others wishing to attend should contact Kathleen Allen at kballen@princeton.edu

Jonathan Levy, assistant professor of history, will speak on Freaks of Fortune: The Emerging World of Capitalism and Risk in America,” on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at 4:30 p.m., in 219 Aaron Burr Hall, at Princeton University.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is presented by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies’ (PIIRS) research community on Communicating Uncertainty: Science, Institutions, and Ethics in the Politics of Global Climate Change.  

 **Media who would like to attend should RSVP by September 17, 2012, to Kathleen Allen at kballen@princeton.edu or 609-258-5978.**

 Levy, who is also John Maclean Jr., Presidential University Preceptor, is an historian of American capitalism with interests in business and economic history, cultural and intellectual history, and the histories of slavery and freedom. His book, Freaks of Fortune: The Emerging World of Capitalism and RIsk in America ( 2012) won the Organization of American Historians' Frederick Jackson Turner Award, Ellis W. Hawley Prize, and Avery O. Craven Award. Levy is currently working on two book projects. The first is a history of the American corporation and the second is a synthetic history of American capitalism from English colonial settlement to the present.  Ph.D. University of Chicago.

 The research community on Communicating Uncertainty: Science, Institutions, and Ethics in the Politics of Global Climate Change, is codirected by Marc Fleurbaey, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Public Affairs and the University Center for Human Values; Robert Keohane, professor of international affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; Melissa Lane, professor of politics and director of the Program in Values and Public Life; Michael Oppenheimer, Albert G. Milbank Professor of Geosciences and International Affairs and director of the Program in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; Stephen Pacala, Fredrick D. Petrie Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, director of the Princeton Environmental Institute, and co-principal investigator of the Carbon Mitigation Initiative; Harold Shapiro, president emeritus of Princeton University, and professor of economics and public affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs; and Robert Socolow is a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering and co-principal investigator of the Carbon Mitigation Initiative.

 For more information contact Kathleen Allen, kballen@princeton.edu or 609-258-5978.