The ACG and the Freunde des ACG will host a discussion and luncheon in Berlin with Dr. Adam Tooze, Director of the European Institute and Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Chair of History at Columbia University; Author of Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World (2018) and Shutdown: How Covid Shook the World’s Economy (2021).
Dr. Adam Tooze has held the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Chair of History at Columbia University since 2015 and also serves as Director of the European Institute. Having received his BA in Economics from King’s College Cambridge in 1989, he had the good fortune to witness the end of the Cold War in Berlin, where he began his postgraduate studies. He received his Ph.D. from the London School of Economics. From 1996 to 2009, Dr. Tooze taught at the University of Cambridge, where he was Reader in Modern History and Gurnee Hart fellow in History at Jesus College. After Cambridge, Dr. Tooze was appointed to the Barton M. Biggs Professorship at Yale University, where he succeeded Paul Kennedy as the Director of International Security Studies. In February 2011, he served as Thomas Hawkins Johnson Visiting Professor in Military History at West Point. Dr. Tooze’s first book, Statistics and the German State: The Making of Modern Economic Knowledge, appeared in 2001; Wages of Destruction: The Making and Breaking of the Nazi Economy was published in 2006; Deluge: The Great War and the Remaking of the Global Order 1916-1931 in 2014; Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World in 2018; and Shutdown: How Covid Shook the World’s Economy in 2021. He has written and reviewed for the Financial Times, the Guardian, the Sunday Telegraph, the Times Literary Supplement, the London Review of Books, the New Left Review, the New Statesman, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the New York Review of Books, Dissent, Die Zeit, Spiegel, Tageszeitung, and the Sueddeutsche Zeitung.