Immanuel Wallerstein, senior research scholar in sociology, received his 17th honoris causa at the Universidad Nacional San Martin in Buenos Aires.
The university awarded the degree “to render homage to one of the most rigorous, audacious, and provocative intellectuals writing in this entangled beginning period of the 21st century — one that has been indelibly marked by the crisis that has affected by its depth, continuity, and consequences the whole of the capitalist system.”
Wallerstein also received the Distinction Juana Azurday de Padilla from the Argentine senate. This honor is awarded only once a year to an individual who has “achieved successes of interest for their communities in their quest for the common good and the defense of sovereignty, independence, and the integration of peoples.” During his trip, Wallerstein delivered lectures in Spanish at universities in Chile and Argentina.
Wallerstein joined the Department of Sociology in 2000. He is also director emeritus of the Fernand Braudel Center at Binghamton University and is a resident researcher at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme in Paris. His many books include “The Modern World-System,” “Historical Capitalism,” “The Road to Independence: Ghana and the Ivory Coast,” and “European Universalism: The Rhetoric of Power.”