The New York Review of Books hosted the conference ‘What Now? Europe and North America in a Disordered World’ at University College, London, on 21 and 22 November. Click here to catch up on the first plenary we posted, ‘Crises of Capitalism’.

In our second posting from the transatlantic conference, these panelists look at how to steer clear of disaster in an age of extremes – one which may not be entirely new.



Emma Rothschild is Director of the Joint Centre for History and Economics at Cambridge, and a Fellow of King’s College. She is the Jeremy and Jane Knowles Professor of History at Harvard, and Chairman of the Kennedy Memorial Trust in the UK. She is the author of Economic Sentiments: Smith, Condorcet and the Enlightenment (Harvard UP).



Richard Sennett is Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Professor of Sociology at New York University. He is the author of The Culture of the New Capitalism (Yale UP) and The Craftsman (Yale UP). He won the Hegel Prize of the City of Stuttgart in 2006.



Simon Head is an Associate Fellow at the Rothermere American Institute, Oxford. He was Director of the Project on Technology and the Workplace at the Century Foundation, New York City, 1998-2003, and is the author of The New Ruthless Economy: Work and Power in the Digital Age (OUP).


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