Release of the seventh issue of our newsletter LookingGlass. In this winter issue we have the pleasure of presenting two new Glasshouse Forum publications: Understanding Short-termism: the Role of Corporate Governance, written by Gregory Jackson, Freie Universität Berlin, and Anastasia Petraki, University of Bath, and the anthology Beyond the Consumption Bubble, published by Routledge in cooperation with Glasshouse Forum.
Inequality in a Time of Contraction - an international conference organised by Glasshouse Forum and Stanford University - took place at Stanford University on 12-13 November.
Speakers included: Anthony Atkinson, Oxford University, Enrico Moretti, University of California Berkeley, Philippe Aghion, Harvard University, Robert Frank, Cornell University, Richard Blundell, University College London, Richard Freeman, Harvard University, Jonas Pontusson, Princeton University, Thomas DiPrete, Columbia University, John Van Reenen, London School of Economics/GSB Stanford University, Kim Weeden, Cornell University. Moderator: Chris Giles, Economics Editor, Financial Times. Read more.
Release of the fifth issue of our newsletter LookingGlass. In this issue we continue the debate on the nature of the Chinese system and present a new report which helps us grasp what "socialist market economy" in fact means. We also take a closer look at the origins of the Great Recession in an interview with Thomas I. Palley. Read and download LookingGlass 3/2009 here.
Public seminar: The Impact of the Global Crisis on EU-China Relations - a Glasshouse Forum seminar in Stockholm in cooperation with ECFR.
Speakers: Timothy Garton Ash, Professor of European studies, Oxford, and ECFR Member, Shaoguang Wang, Professor of Political Science at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, John Fox, ECFR Asia Senior Policy Fellow. Moderated by Mark Leonard, Executive Director of ECFR.
Timothy Garton Ash and Mark Leonard (Photo: Jonatan Kruse)
Film release: Is There a China Model? A video documentation from Glasshouse Forum's China-West Intellectual Summit. Read more and download the film and the summary.
Glasshouse Forum's China-West Intellectual Summit was held in Paris on 23-24 February 2009. The Summit explored China’s search for a modernity of its own as an alternative to the logic of the Euro-American modernity and capitalism. It discussed whether China is, or has the potential of becoming, a model for such an alternative modernity and which consequences might follow. It also discussed the effects of the financial crisis on the debate about the China model. The summit brought together prominent intellectuals from the West and China for an open exchange on these topics.
The participants were Gideon Rachman, Chief foreign affairs columnist for the Financial Times, will moderate the summit. Other confirmed participants are: Timothy Garton Ash, Oxford University, Daniel A. Bell and Zhiyuan Cui of the Tsinghua University in Beijing, Azar Gat, Tel Aviv University, Simon Long, Asia editor for The Economist, Vivienne Shue, Oxford University, Shaoguang Wang, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Feng Zhang, The Foreign Policy Centre in London, Wei-Wei Zhang, Centre for Asian Studies in Geneva and Fudan University in Shanghai, and Yongnian Zheng, National University of Singapore.
Standing from the left: Zhiyuan Cui, Azar Gat, Yongnian Zheng, Wei-Wei Zhang,
Feng Zhang, Simon Long, Daniel A. Bell. Sitting from the left: Timothy Garton Ash,
Shaoguang Wang, Gideon Rachman, Vivienne Shue. (Photo: Jonatan Kruse)
Read more about the summit on Gideon Rachman's Financial Times blog. Glasshouse Forum will, in cooperation with the production company Edinim, produce a film from the conference. We will also publish a summary of the discussions. Both will be available on this website in May 2009. Read more about the project "The return of the capitalist-authoritarian great powers".
Release of a new publication from our project "Globalisation and the middle class in the West": Towards an Hourglass Society? Income Differentials and the Fate of the Middle Class, edited by Kay Glans & Johanna Laurin. Read more and download the report.
Release of a new publication from our project "Short-termism in the long run": An Edited Transcript from a Round-Table Conference on Short-Termism, edited by Kay Glans & Johanna Laurin. Read more and download the transcript.
2008-12-16Release of the second issue of Glasshouse Forum's newsletter LookingGlass. Read and download here.
Release of four new publications from our project "The return of the capitalist-authoritarian great powers":
An Edited Transcript from a Round-Table Conference on Authoritarian Capitalism
White Whale or Red Herring? - Assessing Sovereign Wealth Funds, by Daniel W. Drezner
The Limits of the China Model, by Johan Lagerkvist
Tolerance and Democracy in Liberal and Authoritarian Market Economies, by Sten Widmalm & Sven Oskarsson
First issue of Glasshouse Forum's newsletter LookingGlass published.
"Swedish development assistance put out of the running by capitalist dictatorships". Opinion piece in Sweden's largest daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter (the debate page "DN Debatt") by Sten Widmalm and Sven Oskarsson, based on the Glasshouse Forum report Tolerance and Democracy in Liberal and Authoritarian Market Economies. Read an english version here.
Interview with Daniel Sachs, CEO of Proventus and Chairman of the Concerned Capitalists Foundation, about Glasshouse Forum in the business section of Sweden's largest daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter. Read an english version here.
First round-table conference on Short-termism in the long run took place in Stockholm 16-17 June.
First round-table conference on The return of the capitalist-authoritarian great powers was held outside Paris 23-24 April.
First round-table conference on A consumed society? was held in London on 24 January.