Helena Rosenblatt: "The Banker Who Brought Down the Old Regime: The Political Economy of Jacques Necker (1732-1804)"
Helena Rosenblatt is professor of history, political science and French at the Graduate Center, CUNY. She'll discuss Jacques Necker, finance minister to the King of France, Louis XVI. Necker raised the loans that caused the debt crisis, and which, in turn, launched the French Revolution of 1789. Despite the fact that he was such an important figure, and an original thinker, his ideas have been relatively neglected until now. Necker’s life and work shed light on the origins, and nature, of French liberalism. Part of the Benson Center's 2021-22 "Capitalism and Ethics" lecture series.
Tuesday, November 30 at 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Eaton Humanities, 135
1610 Pleasant Street, Boulder, CO 80309