Guest expert Mr. Jonathan Kirshner. Mr. Kirshner, a professor at Cornell University discusses the financial crisis causes and gives us his opinion as to the likelihood of experiencing another financial crisis among other discussion topics.
Jonathan Kirshner is the Stephen and Barbara Friedman Professor of International Political Economy in the Department of Government at Cornell. His research and teaching interests focus on International Relations, political economy (especially macroeconomics), and politics and film. His recent books include American Power after the Financial Crisis, and Hollywood’s Last Golden Age: Politics, Society and the Seventies Film in America. Mr. Kirshner’s first book,Currency and Coercion: The Political Economy of International Monetary Power explored how states manipulate international monetary relations to advance security-related goals. Another book, Appeasing Bankers: Financial Caution on the Road to War, illustrated how financial interests (such as banks) and international financial markets can shape and constrain states’ grand strategies and influence decisions about war and peace. Appeasing Bankers won the best book award from the International Security Studies Section of the International Studies Association.