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Jonathan Kirshner

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. He is currently pursuing projects on classical realism, the international political implications of the financial crisis, and the politics of mid-century cinema.

Jonathan's recent books include American Power after the Financial Crisis and Hollywood's Last Golden Age: Politics, Society and the Seventies Film in America. He also authored Currency and Coercion: The Political Economy of International Monetary Power and Appeasing Bankers: Financial Caution on the Road to War, which won the best book award from the International Security Studies Section of the International Studies Association.

Jonathan directs Cornell’s Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies and previously chaired the Economics and National Security Program at the Olin Institute of Strategic Studies at Harvard. He is a recipient of the Cornell Provost’s Award for Distinguished Scholarship and the Stephen and Margery Russell Distinguished Teaching Award.