Convened by Samia Henni, Albert Hirschman Chair 2021/22, the Institute for Advanced Study of Aix Marseille University (IMERA)


19 May 2022

6-8 p.m. CET

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Jeremy Adelman, Henry Charles Lea Professor of History, Princeton University, Princeton

Ayça Çubukçu, Associate Professor in Human Rights, Co-Director of LSE Human Rights, Department of Sociology, London School of Economics and Political Science, London



Jeremy Adelman is the Henry Charles Lea Professor of History and Director of the Global History Lab at Princeton University. After graduating from the University of Toronto, he earned a masters’ degree in economic history at the London School of Economics (1985) and completed a doctorate in modern history at Oxford University (1989). His first book, Frontier Development: Land, Labour, and Capital on the Wheatlands of Argentina and Canada (1994), compares the agrarian systems in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in Argentina and Canada. Republic of Capital: Buenos Aires and the Legal Transformation of the Atlantic World (1999), which won the American Historical Association’s Atlantic History Prize. Subsequently, Sovereignty and Revolution in the Iberian Atlantic (2006) tells the story of the downfall of the Spanish and Portuguese empires and the making of nation states in South America.  His most recent book, Worldly Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman (2013) is a chronicle of one of the twentieth century’s most original thinkers. Professor Adelman is also the editor of seven books and lead author of Worlds Together, Worlds Apart (6th edition, 2021), a history of the world from the beginning of humankind to the present. He has been the recipient of the Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and the ACLS Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship, as well as recognitions for his pioneering teaching at Princeton. Adelman is the Director of the Global History Lab at Princeton University.




Ayça Çubukçu is Associate Professor in Human Rights and Co-Director of LSE Human Rights at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Before LSE, Dr. Çubukçu was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute, and taught for the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University and the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies at Harvard University. In 2020, she was appointed as a Senior Fellow of the Fung Global Fellows program at Princeton University. A transdisciplinary scholar by training, Dr. Çubukçu holds a BA in Government with Distinction in All Subjects from Cornell University and a PhD with Distinction from the Department of Anthropology at Columbia University. Her research and teaching interests are in social, political and legal theory, with a focus on human rights, cosmopolitanism, political violence, internationalism, postcolonial studies, and transnational social movements. Dr Çubukçu leads the Internationalism, Cosmopolitanism and the Politics of Solidarity research group at LSE. She is also an Honorary Member of the Centre on Social Movement Studies at the Scuola Normale Superiore in Florence; Co-editor of LSE International Studies Series at Cambridge University Press; Co-editor of Humanity Journal, and Co-Editor of Jadaliyya’s Turkey Page. A scholar committed to public engagement, Dr. Çubukçu has contributed op-eds to the Guardian and Al Jazeera English, and has appeared on BBC2’s Newsnight, BBC3’s Free Thinking, and BBC Arabic’s television programmes.