24.9. New Studies on the Origins of the Washington Consensus and its Global Impact: A Roundtable Discussion

24 September 2021, 3-5 pm (CET)

Research Group New Cold War Studies (University of Vienna)
Research Center for the History of Transformations (RECET, University of Vienna)
Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice)

This online seminar (via Zoom) will focus on the recently-published special issue of the Rivista italiana di storia internazionale (n. 2, 2020) devoted to the origins of the “Washington Consensus” and its global implications, taking into account issues such as the crisis of development aid; the emergence of structural adjustment lending; the genesis of the 1980s international debt crisis and the transformation of the international financial order. This seminar will be the occasion for an in-depth discussion of new research trends on the evolution of the global economic and financial order in the twilight of the Cold War, and its historical legacy.


Welcome address and moderation: Lucile Dreidemy (University of Vienna)

Introduction and historiographical review: Benedetto Zaccaria, Duccio Basosi (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice); Mauro Campus (University of Florence) (co-editors)

Eva-Maria Muschik (University of Vienna)
Rinna Kullaa (University of Vienna / Global History, Tampere University)
Maximilian Graf (Masaryk Institute and Archives of the Czech Academy of Sciences)

Concluding Remarks
Jannis Panagiotidis (RECET, University of Vienna)

Contact and registration: debtseminar2021@gmail.com