Ten scholars discuss the historical and political resonances between 1917 and 2017, including the fates of empires, the courses of nationalism, the prospects of revolution and other radical transformations. Just as 1917 shaped the rest of the 20th century, the possibilities for the century ahead are embedded in the current political and economic structures. The conference aims to inform how we might understand the 21st century ahead and plausibly shape it. Joukowsky Forum, Watson Institute, 111 Thayer Street.