From: J. Bradford DeLong, Chair, Political Economy Major
To: Political Economy Majors and Other Interested Students
Subject: Blum Center Lecture: Jan de Vries: Does Globalization Relieve Poverty? Comparing 19th Century and Contemporary Globalization Processes
I have to teach Monday afternoon, or I would go, but our very own Jan de Vries is speaking Monday at 2 PM on the Plaza Level of the brand-new Blum Hall on Northside about globalization and poverty in historical perspective.
It will certainly be worth hearing--and Berkeley's newest building is also worth checking out.
Jan de Vries is Sidney Hellman Ehrman Professor of History and Economics here at the University of California. He is also a Past President of the Economic History Assocation, and was Vice Provost for Academic Affairs of the University of California at Berkeley.