The Triumph of Broken Promises: a discussion with Fritz Bartel

Wednesday, September 14, 2022 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Location: Horchow Hall

Cost: Free but register in advance
103 (GM Room)
55 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven CT 06511


International Security Studies will host a discussion with Fritz Bartel, Assistant Professor of International Affairs at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, on his new book “The Triumph of Broken Promises: The End of the Cold War and the Rise of Neoliberalism.”

Michael Brenes, Interim Director, Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy and Lecturer in History will moderate the discussion.

In his pathbreaking book, Bartel explores how efforts to manage the economic crises of the 1970s created the international conditions for global austerity near the end of the Cold War. Examining the economic policies and diplomacy of figures such as Ronald Reagan, Margaret Thatcher, and Mikhail Gorbachev, Bartel shows how the Cold War contest between capitalism and communism in the 1980s facilitated the rise of neoliberalism and brought the Cold War to its end. As the “neoliberal order” undergoes a period of crisis and reexamination, Bartel’s narrative offers keen insight into what new economic future awaits us.

Limited copies of “The Triumph of Broken Promises” will be available for signing following the talk.

Open To:

Faculty, Graduate and Professional, Staff, Students, Undergraduate, Yale Postdoctoral Trainees


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