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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 editorial@jainfamilyinstitute.org 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.


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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