Phenomenal World

Phenomenal World is an independent publication supported by JFI focused on theory and commentary across the social sciences. Phenomenal World events feature contributors as well as outside scholars discussing recent work published on the PW or topics related to PW pieces. 

Email to learn more about the Phenomenal World and its events. We have co-hosted with other publications including N+1, Dissent, and the Ballot, and encourage other publications to reach out if interested in collaborating.

The Geopolitics of Stuff

A Phenomenal World panel – transcript now available

Phenomenal World event: Diminishing Returns

Virtual event June 22, 2022 at 4pm ET

Economic War and the Commodity Shock

Javier Blas, Nicholas Mulder, and Alex Yablon in conversation on April 8, 2022 at 11am Eastern Time

July 27, 10 am ET: Panel Discussion on the Future of Social Democracy

A discussion around our book, MARKET ECONOMY, MARKET SOCIETY, featuring Stephanie Mudge, Adam Przeworski, Wolfgang Streeck, and Waltraud Schelkle, co-hosted with London School of Economics Sociology

Investment and Decarbonization: A Panel Discussion

A panel hosted by the Phenomenal World.

The Bonds of Inequality: A roundtable on the new book by Destin Jenkins

Friday, April 23, at 11:30 Eastern Time

Panel: Party Politics and the Financialization of Social Policy in Brazil

The panel took place on Zoom on Monday, January 25, 2-4pm ET

Panel on November 9, 2020: Global Power in the North-Atlantic Financial System

Discussion moderated by Adam Tooze

Aaron Benanav, Tim Barker, and Katrina Forrester

The Phenomenal World co-hosts an event on Aaron Benanav’s new book, “Automation and the Future of Work,” with N+1 and Dissent

Panel on Thursday, August 13: Geoeconomics and the Balance of Payments

A video recording from a panel initiated and moderated by Adam Tooze

Zach Carter and Ian Kumekawa on Keynes

The Phenomenal World cohosts an event on Zach Carter’s new book, “The Price of Peace,” with the Ballot

JFI hosts Michael Pettis, Adam Tooze, and Matthew Klein discussing "Trade Wars are Class Wars" book release

In conversation with historian Adam Tooze, Michael Pettis and Matthew Klein discussed the important ramifications of international trade wars that stem from savings imbalances driven by dramatic income distributions.

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