SNF Agora co-presents “The Green New Deal and the Shadow of 20th-Century History”
28 October 2019

As the name its proponents chose for it indicates, the Green New Deal roots a strategy for addressing our contemporary climate emergency in a political and economic idiom from the last century. At an event co-sponsored by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University, Columbia history professor Adam Tooze will explore this 20th-century context.

In the keynote lecture for the Global Green New Deal Conference, Tooze will look back to the intertwined roles global politics, finance, and energy played in producing the system to which the Green New Deal plan is responding.

The event, free and open to the public, will take place on Monday, October 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. on the Hopkins campus in Baltimore. The university’s Departments of Political Science and History are co-sponsoring the event alongside the SNF Agora Institute.

Drawing inspiration from the Agora of ancient Athens, which was a hub of conversation and debate and the center of the city-state’s democratic governance, SNF committed $150 million to a joint effort with Johns Hopkins University to create the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Agora Institute in 2018. The SNF Agora Institute brings together experts from political science, psychology, philosophy, and beyond to foster open and inclusive discourse.