Cyril Black Book Forum to Focus on the Future of the Dollar, February 7
Department:Center for International Security Studies
Audience:Open to the Public
Exorbitant Privilege: The Rise and Fall of the Dollar and the Future of the International Monetary System, a book by Barry Eichengreen, the George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, will be the focus of an author-meets-critic symposium at 4:30 p.m., Monday, February 7, in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall. A public reception and book signing will immediately follow the talk in the Bernstein Gallery.
The discussion is part of the annual Cyril Black International Book Forum, named in honor of the late Cyril Black, the emeritus James S. McDonnell Distinguished Professor of History and International Affairs at Princeton. Black was director of the Woodrow Wilson School's Center of International Studies from 1968 to 1985 and a member of the Princeton faculty for fifty years.
The author will discuss issues presented in the book with G. John Ikenberry, the Woodrow Wilson School’s Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs and co-director of the Center for International Security Studies; Harold James, Professor of History and International Affairs at tWWS and Director of the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society; and Hyun S. Shin, the Hughes-Rogers Professor of Economics at Princeton. Exorbitant Privilege traces the rise and decline of the dollar over the course of the 20th century and challenges the presumption that there is room for only one international currency.
Eichengreen is recognized for his work in public policy, economics, and international financial politics. In addition to his position at Berkeley, he is the president of the Economic History Association; a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts; and a research fellow at the Center for Economic Policy Research in London. A former senior policy adviser for the International Monetary Fund, he is a commentator on international monetary and financial systems both domestically and abroad and writes a monthly column for Project Syndicate. His books include (as co-editor), Emerging Giants: China and India in the World Economy (2010), Labor in the Era of Globalization (2009), and Fostering Monetary and Financial Cooperation in East Asia (2009).
This event is cosponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, and the Center for International Security Studies. It is free and open to the public. To receive notification about all our events, please sign up for our events e-newsletter.