Federico Romero gives a lecture at the University of Sheffield
Project Director Federico Romero has been invited by the “Cultures of the Cold War” group of the University of Sheffield to give a lecture on 2 May 2016.
The talk, entitled “The place of Europe in the Late-Cold War Rise of Globalization” reviews the main interpretative assumptions on the late 20th century rise of globalization, relates them to the literature on the end of the Cold War, and focuses on Europe’s place in both strands of scholarship. It argues that the Europeans’ own agency remains in the background, even though intra-European détente, new tools of governance as the G-7, and the transformative projects concerning the EC\EU were in fact central to both processes. Finally it indicates research paths that might illuminate this complex nexus of international history and re-think the European experience in it.