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UW Madison: “Free Trade and Inequality”

February 23, 2023 @ 4:30 pm

On February 23, 2023, the Political Economy, Philosophy, and Politics Roundtable at the University of Wisconsin – Madison will host Professors Englert and Roberts to discuss free trade and inequality in the history of economic thought, especially 19th century.

Professor Englert will give a talk titled “French Liberalism and The Problem of Poverty.” Her research interests include the history of political thought, liberalism (French & Anglo-American), political economy, suffrage, and citizenship, focusing on themes of political inclusion and exclusion and the history of ‘the social question.’

Professor Roberts will give a talk titled “Ideology and Political Economy: Social Opacity and Markets in Destutt de Tracy and Marx.” His research interests include the history of political thought, especially Marx and Marxism, ancient Greek political philosophy (especially Aristotle), classical political economy, Heidegger and his students.

Thursday, Feburary 23, 2023 • 4:30 PM CT
University of Wisconsin – Madison • Memorial Union (TITU)

Free and open to the public.

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Gianna Englert
 received her Ph.D. in government from Georgetown University in 2016 and an M.A. in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College, Annapolis in 2010. Before coming to SMU, Gianna was a postdoctoral research associate at The Political Theory Project at Brown University. She has research interests in political theory and the history of political thought, with particular attention to themes of citizenship, political inclusion and political economy. Her work has appeared in Polity and The Review of Politics and is forthcoming in Modern Intellectual History.

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William Clare Roberts
 is Associate Professor of Political Science at McGill University, where he teaches the history of political thought. His areas of interest include history of political thought, contemporary political thought, social theory, and philosophy of the social sciences

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February 23, 2023
4:30 pm
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