Domincan University Priory Campus Auditorium

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7200 West Division St
River Forest

United States

Capitalist Peace Symposium -
Can Capitalism Promote Peace?
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Wednesday, September 19
Dominican University Priory Campus Auditorium
7200 West Division Street
River Forest, IL 60305

6:00 p.m. Registration and light refreshments
6:30 p.m. Program

The Center for Global Peace through Commerce will host its “Capitalist Peace” symposium on campus. Speakers Patrick McDonald of University of Texas, Rafael Reuveny of Indiana University, and Quan Li of Texas A&M University will discuss the power of the international economy to affect global war and peace. Professor Carol Tallarico of the Brennan School will serve as moderator for this event.

Professor Patrick McDonald teaches courses on international relations theory, international political economy and international security at the University of Texas at Austin. In his book, “The Invisible Hand of Peace”, he argues that “free trade” and private propery rights will lead to global peace. Prior to arriving at UT, Professor McDonald was a postdoctoral fellow at the Christopher H. Browne Center for International Politics at the University of Pennsylvania.

Professor Rafael Reuveny teaches international political economy courses in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University.  He is also an active researcher on a number of interrelated topics, including the simultaneous nature of the relationship between peace and trade – is trade causing peace or does increased peace allow the existence of increased trade?  In addition, he has done research on how environmental impacts affect the international political economy.

Professor Quan Li teaches courses on world politics, the international political economy, foreign and security policy, international relations and polimetrics at Texas A&M University.  He has published numerous articles and books, a number of them with Reuveny.  He is the co-recipient of the 2003 Best Article on Democratization Award from the American Political Science Association. He has coauthored two books, entitled Democracy and Economic Openness in an Interconnected System: Complex Transformations (2009, Cambridge University Press) and Politics and Foreign Direct Investment (2012, University of Michigan Press).

Professor Carol Tallarico teaches economics at the Brennan School of Business.  Her professional career has primarily focused on research in environmental economics. She recently co-authored “Cost Effective Control of Urban Smog: The Significance of the Chicago Cap-and-Trade Approach” published in 2006 as part of the Routledge Explorations in Environmental Economics series. In 2004, she presented her co-authored paper “The Chicago VOC Trading System: The Consequences of Market Design for Performance” at the MIT Energy and Environmental Policy Workshop at the MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy.

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