James Bond, Greek Olives and International Banking

Correlation between EU/UK global banks and the endless Greek drama, morphing from sovereign debt crisis to banking crisis to political stalemate. Have these crises in global capitalism and international banking (key determining factors in every Bond movie since the 60s) brought about real change, or is the system just adapting into a new and equally fragile post crisis model?



Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs, SIPA, Columbia University

Finel-Honigman previously served as a research scholar at SIPA and adjunct professor in the MBA program at Johns Hopkins University. From 2001 - 2008, she taught European Union political and financial history and policy in the Institute for the Study of Europe at SIPA. She served as senior advisor on finance policy at the United States Department of Commerce during the Clinton administration. Her responsibilities included the introduction of an initiative on the European Monetary Union and its implications for U.S. competitiveness.

Finel-Honigman's book, A Cultural History of Finance (Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2010), examines the societal and intellectual sources of the 2008 financial crisis within the historical context of European and American financial culture. She is researching her next book, International Banking for a New Century (Routledge). Finel-Honigman has published extensively on European financial and corporate issues, international relations and French intellectual and financial history. She is editor and an author of European Monetary Union Banking Issues: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (JAI Press, 2005). She regularly provides commentary for French, Belgian, Russian, and U.S. media, including CNN, WNYC, Bloomberg, and other television outlets.

Finel-Honigman has lectured at Columbia University; CUNY Graduate School European Union Center; Federal Reserve Bank of New York; Scripps College EU Center; Hofstra University School of Business; American Graduate School of International Management; San Diego State University; Ohio University; University of Vermont; Vienna Research Institute for European Affairs; New York University; Office of the Comptroller of the Currency; the French American Chamber of Commerce; and American Association of Teachers of French.

Finel-Honigman was previously Chair of Foreign Languages at the New School. She also served as Director of French Programs at Credit Lyonnais USA and as a consultant to the French Embassy Cultural Services on Business and Economic French programs in United States universities. Finel-Honigman is on the advisory board of the EU Center of CUNY Graduate School; Barnard College Club of New York and Maison Francaise of Columbia University. She has served on the  Boards of the French American Chamber of Commerce;  French-American Foundation; Societe des Professeurs Francais et Francophones d'Amerique, and the International Trade and Finance Association. 

Her new book: Irene Finel-Honigman, Fernando Sotelino,"International Banking for a New Century" (Routledge, London, 2015) will appear in July.


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