In five lectures this course will present the following premise and themes:
The pandemic and its economic fallout will affect students around the world for the next five years.
Leaders and citizens in each country will have to redefine what are the ongoing advantages, new risks and future challenges in our global interdependence and interconnectivity.
Globalization is a very broad term, often associated with US market capitalism, but it also has broad implications across all societies and governments. It can and should be interpreted not as a political but an economic and cultural construct which has policy implications.
This series of lectures will focus on 3 aspects:
Economic impact: how has Covid-19, which shut down the global economy for over 2 months, impacted:
Cultural: Globalization is also a cultural construct: the free flow of ideas, information and cultural manifestations:
Policy: Covid-19 produced a cataclysmic shock: what can policy makers do?
Pioneer Open Summer Study (POSS) is completely independent from the Pioneer Research Program. Students who participate in POSS CANNOT list POSS as a Pioneer Research Program credit in their college applications for the following reasons:
This course will provide five lectures on the main themes described in the course statement.
The goal is to introduce these students to a range of topics related to one theme.
Each of these topics has on line open access materials available.
A group of 25 students will be divided into 3 or 4 groups which will choose one specific theme to study and discuss: (i.e. 6 or 7 students select Economic impact of Covid-19: they choose trade or finance, or labor or a combination (these themes can interrelate).
The final project can be a short video, PowerPoint or oral report (if possible).
Irene Finel-Honigman, Adjunct Professor of International Affairs in the International Finance and Economic Policy concentration teaches International Banking and EU banking and policy courses since 2001. Recipient of Title VI, CIBER, ISERP and SIPA Faculty grants, her recent publications include International Banking for a New Century, co-author Fernando B.Sotelino (Routledge, 2015) and A Cultural History of Finance (Routledge, 2009, reissued in 2013). She is a Senior Fellow at the East West Institute, serves on advisory boards, consults and provides press and media commentary on European financial, policy and US-EU relations including 2016 US election and Brexit for Bloomberg News Radio and TV, Europe 1, Radio France 24, NPR Radio, Le Monde, The Huffington Post, La Libre Belgique. A member of the Board of Directors of the International Trade and Finance Association, she has served on the Board of the French American Chamber of Commerce, French American Foundation, Maison Francaise. Previous positions include Senior Advisor on Finance Policy, U.S. Department of Commerce during the Clinton Administration, Chair of Foreign Languages, New School for Social Research, Director of French Programs, Credit Lyonnais and has taught at Johns Hopkins and CUNY. Born in France, she holds a PhD from Yale University and a BA from Barnard College.
This is not a research project but an opportunity to present, learn and interact on a given topic:
The final project will require for the students learn within their group to:
• Synthesize their findings
• Create a clear and concise presentation of their main points and conclusions
• Work within a team to achieve these goals.
• Learn how to identify and use open access public information from the best sources:
IMF (Reports and Financial Blog), World Bank, United Nations Labor Organization, World Employment Outlook (2020) , Brookings Institution (A Policy Framework April 2020), Economic Impact in US and Abroad (SAIS, Johns Hopkins).
To be eligible to participate in Pioneer Open Summer Study, the following requirements must be met: