Chennai Mathematical Institute


CMI Arts Initiative: Online Talks and Readings 2021
Date and Time: Thursday, 18 February, 2021, 21:00 IST
The Changing Nature of Work, Globalization & Borders in the 21st Century

D W Gibson


At the end of the 20th Century, the spread of democracy and capitalism promised to bring increasing freedom and progress to the globalizing world. How did that turn out? After more than a decade of conducting interviews, DW Gibson will discuss what he has learned about the tensions between globalization and borders, between capitalism and the workers who keep it churning. He will also share brief excerpts from two of his books.

About the speaker:

DW Gibson is the author of the award-winning book The Edge Becomes the Center and Not Working. He shared a National Magazine Award in the U.S. for his work on "This Is the Story of One Block in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn," for New York Magazine. His work has also appeared in Harper's, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Nation and The Caravan.