April 11 – Peter Stamatov on “The Origins of Moral Globalization”
The Origins of Moral Globalization:
Advocating the Rights of Distant Strangers in European Modernity
Friday, April 11, 2014 at 12:00pm
Rm 5114 History Lounge
Peter Stamatov (Ph.D., UCLA 2006) is Associate Professor of Sociology at Yale University. He is the author of The Origins of Global Humanitarianism: Religions, Empires, and Advocacy (Cambridge, 2013) and of several articles in, among others, The American Sociological Review and Theory and Society. His work addresses debates in the sociology of culture, religion and global processes from a comparative historical perspective. He is currently completing a book manuscript entitled Contested Profits of Empire that examines political struggles over the moral norms governing imperial trade in eighteenth-century Britain, an antecedent of contemporary campaigns for the protection of workers’ rights in the Global South.
Please RSVP by emailing RBInstitute@gc.cuny.edu
A light lunch will be served. Seating is free but limited.
PhD Program in History
PhD Program in Sociology
Committee for the Study of Religion
Committee on Globalization and Social Change