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April 3, 2018, from 4:45 pm to 5:45 pm

Quality Control with Nader Vossoughian, New York Institute of Technology/Columbia University

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This presentation traces the function and usage of quality-control mechanisms in Nazi Germany’s construction industry between the years 1935 and 1945. The talk considers the significance of quality control to the policing, disciplining, and psychological control of forced laborers and slave laborers during World War II, while tracing its importance to the formation of construction management as a specialized field of knowledge after 1945. The paper examines why it is that concerns about quality figure centrally in totalitarian nation-states