Open to the Public
Time 06:30pm - 08:00pm
Location NYUAD Campus, Conference Center View map
This talk introduces participants to the history of the corporation, one of the most powerful institutions in today’s global world. From Roman law to Shakespeare’s theater company, corporations had a long life prior to the modern forms known today. Why did earlier people from corporate groups? What purposes did they serve? What kind of “person” is a corporation? The talk describes how corporations produced a modern world in which images, goods, and values can be shared globally, even as distinctive cultures persist and it invites individuals to reflect on their own lives as “group persons” who participate in a common world together.
Henry Turner Professor of English; Director of Center for Cultural Analysis, Rutgers University
NYU Abu Dhabi Institute