Financial Citizenship: Experts, Publics, and the Politics of Central Banking

Date(s) - 10/11/18
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Buffett Center

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Buffett Institute

Financial Citizenship: Experts, Publics, and the Politics of Central Banking

Buffett Institute

Friday, October 12, 2018 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Government bailouts, new populist and nationalist movements that target central banks, and central bankers as a source of popular malaise: these dramatic conditions seem to cry out for new ways of understanding the purposes, roles, and challenges of central banks and financial governance more generally.

Annelise Riles will discuss why and how these conflicts are in large part the product of a culture clash between experts and the various global publics that have a stake in what central banks do.

Riles is Associate Provost for Global Affairs, Executive Director of the Buffett Institute for Global Studies, Professor of Law, and Professor (by courtesy) of Anthropology. She has taught at the London School of Economics, University of Tokyo, and Yale University, among others. Riles is a former professor of anthropology and Far East legal studies at Cornell University.

The Buffett Institute Faculty & Fellows Colloquium brings together an interdisciplinary audience to build awareness of global research on campus. This series promotes dialogue on scholarship and develops a deeper sense of community among Buffett Institute affiliates. Each meeting lasts one hour; lunch is provided. Due to space constraints, we will not admit attendees once space reaches capacity.