Research on the Leading Edge

The Hall Center will provide copies of Rosenboim's book, The Emergence of Globalism, in advance of her visit to be read prior to the event by KU faculty and graduate students. Please RSVP to this event by October 15 at and confirm that you wish to attend and would like a copy of the book.

The next scholar to participate in Research on the Leading Edge will be Or Rosenboim, Lecturer in Modern History, City University of London, who will lead a discussion on her book The Emergence of Globalism: Visions of World Order in Britain and the United States, 1929-1959 (Princeton University Press, 2017). During and after the Second World War, public intellectuals in Britain and the United States grappled with concerns about the future of democracy, the prospects of liberty, and the decline of the imperial system. Without using the term "globalization," they identified a shift toward technological, economic, cultural, and political interconnectedness and developed a "globalist" ideology to reflect this new postwar reality. The Emergence of Globalism examines the competing visions of world order that shaped these debates and led to the development of globalism as a modern political concept.

This workshop is part of “Research on the Leading Edge,” which will bring visiting scholars to campus who have published, or who are working upon, research that is boundary shifting within the humanities and humanistic social sciences. No formal presentation will be given by the guest scholar. A panel of KU faculty members will critique the book, prior to the author’s response and a general discussion.

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