Featured Speakers

The Andrew F. Smith Lecture in International Economics and Development

Globalization: Past, Present, Future

April 14, 2016
2:00 pm in 220 Eggers Hall

Jeffry R. Frieden

Jeffry R. Frieden, Professor of Government at Harvard University specializes in the politics of international monetary and financial relations. He is the author of Currency Politics: The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Policy (2015); and (with Menzie Chinn) Lost Decades: the Making of America's Debt Crisis and the Long Recovery (2011). Frieden is also the author of Global Capitalism: Its Fall and Rise in the Twentieth Century (2006), of Banking on the World: The Politics of American International Finance (1987), and of Debt, Development, and Democracy: Modern Political Economy and Latin America, 1965-1985 (1991); and he is the co-author and co-editor of more than a dozen other books on related topics. His articles on the politics of international economic issues have appeared in a wide variety of scholarly and general-interest publications. 

Fall of the Berlin Wall

Fall of the Berlin Wall 1989
This fall marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The International Relations Program, Center for European Studies, and German Department are celebrating this anniversary throughout the Fall 2014 semester with public lectures, film screenings, a digital story contest, and the ceremonial building and tearing down of a wall on campus. 

2013-2014 Global Markets and Development Lecture Series

Food Security & Sociopolitical Stability

February 24, 2014
4:00 pm in 220 Eggers Hall

Dr. Christopher Barrett discusses his recent book Food Security & Sociopolitical Stability. 

A reception will be held in Strasser Commons following the public lecture.

Chris Barrett



Christopher Barrett, Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management, International Professor of Agriculture, and Director of the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University.






Why Growth Matters:
How Economic Growth in India Reduced Poverty and the Lessons for Other Developing Countries 

October 24, 2013
4:00 pm in 220 Eggers Hall

Professors Jagdish Bhagwati and Arvind Panagariya discuss their recent book Why Growth Matters: How Economic Growth in India Reduced Poverty and the Lessons for Other Developing Countries.


Jagdish Baghwati and Arvind Panagariya


Jagdish Bhagwati, University Professor, Columbia University; Senior Fellow in International Economics, Council on Foreign Relations.

Arvind Panagariya, Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy in the Department of International and Public Affairs and of Economics, Columbia University; former Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank.