UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Socialist Internationalism and New Histories of International Political Economy: A Roundtable

30 April 2018, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Raul Prebisch

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UCL SSEES Russian Studies Seminar Series


Room 433, UCL SSEES 16 Taviton St, London WC1H 0BW

Recent scholarship has reassessed the political economy of Soviet-style socialism. At the same time, scholars are producing pathbreaking work on the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe's twentieth- century international entanglements. This panel discussion sits at the intersection of these new scholarly directions, featuring two papers on the socialist world's impact on the international political economy of the 1970s and 1980s.

Tobias Rupprecht (Exeter) will present 'Pinochet in Prague. Latin American Neoliberalism and (Post-)Socialist Eastern Europe', which will assess the spread of neoliberal economic ideas in the region in the late twentieth century. Alessandro Iandolo (Oxford) will present 'Free for All: The USSR, UNCTAD and the Global Push for International Trade', which will explore the intellectual dialogue between Soviet policy-makers and the economist Raul Prebisch, the Argentinian originator of dependency theory. The panel will be chaired by Kristin Roth-Ey (UCL SSEES). 

All Welcome to attend, no registration is required.

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