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Patricia Clavin on Turbulence and Lessons from History

July 6, 2022

Historian Patricia Clavin says we may see the re-emergence of regional power blocs, which harkens back to the 1930s.  (Photo: University of Oxford)

Albert Einstein once said, "In the midst of every crisis, lies great opportunity." But while the war in Ukraine has sparked crises on several fronts, the opportunities are not all that obvious at this point. Historians can help connect those lines by looking back at how we emerged from history's darkest hours. Patricia Clavin is Professor of Modern History at Oxford University. In this podcast, journalist Rhoda Metcalfe asks Clavin what the geopolitical fallout from the war might mean for globalization. Transcript

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Patricia Clavin is Professor of Modern History at Oxford University and a Worcester College fellow.