The Economics of War, Depression and Pandemics – Distinguished Historian, Roger Ransom to discuss the intersections of traumatic world events and economic challenges October 18, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
Presentation via Zoom webinar is free webinar but registration required
The Mission Inn Foundation welcomes Roger Ransom, Distinguished Professor of History and Economics, Emeritus, University of California, Riverside who will present a Zoom Webinar Sunday, October 18 at 2:00 p.m. Drawing on research completed for his 2018 book, Gambling on War: Confidence, Fear, and the Tragedy of the First World War, professor Ransom will explore inter-relationships of traumatic global events and their economic sources and consequences. As we struggle through the Covid-19 global event, Professor Ransom will explore the history of previous generations’ responses to such large-scale global events – and discuss the roles and uses of history itself in understanding such events.
The presentation is part of the Mission Inn Foundation’s series of programs called Toward Peace – exploring the history of Mission Inn founder, Frank Miller, and his Peace activism in the World War I era. Toward Peace takes a deeper look at the history of Miller’s peace activism within the context of his times and also, explores the role his legacy provides us as individuals and communities as we negotiate our own extraordinary times.
Toward Peace, a multi-activity project of the Mission Inn Foundation includes a series of public programs and an interpretive exhibition (anticipated opening in 2021 in the Mission Inn museum) looking more deeply into Miller’s history and its legacy for us today as individuals and as communities.
Toward Peace was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit calhum.org.