Workshop, Cambridge U — Economic reason: intellectuals and think tanks in the late twentieth century

June 12, 2013

Via Tomas Undurraga:

Economic reason: intellectuals and think tanks in the late twentieth century

Friday 28 June 2013, 1pm

Department of History and Philosophy of Science

University of Cambridge

 

The ECONPUBLIC project is hosting a workshop which will examine historical change in the public interventions of intellectuals and think tanks. It is an emerging consensus that public opinion has been wrestled away from the words and performances of intellectuals to be increasingly managed and dictated by collectives of intellectuals such as think tanks and policy institutes. This workshop will review the state of the art of public history and sociology, and set out implications for future research on the modes and content of public economic knowledge.

 

Programme:

13:00-13:40 – Ben Jackson (University of Oxford)

‘New right intellectuals and new right think tanks: the case of the IEA’

 

13:40-14:20 – Simon Griffiths (Goldsmiths)

‘After the counter-revolution: think tanks and the emergence of New Labour’

 

14:20-15:00 – Philip Mirowski (University of Notre Dame)

‘How Neoliberalism is Actualized by its Think Tank Perimeter’

 

15:00-15:30 – coffee break

 

15:30-16:10 – Patrick Baert (University of Cambridge)

‘Public intellectuals: Transformations in Positioning’

 

16:10-16:50 – Thomas Medvetz (University of California – San Diego)

‘Think Tanks and Cognitive Autonomy: Towards a Nietzschean View’

 

 

All welcome but as space is limited please contact us via email at hpsecon@hermes.cam.ac.uk to ensure a seat. There are advance papers available for circulation to those interested in attending. For further information, please see: http://www.econpublic.hps.cam.ac.uk/events/workshop-economic-reason/

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