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Panel planned on Keynes, Nov. 10

A panel discussion commemorating the 60th anniversary of the death of groundbreaking British economist John Maynard Keynes is set for 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, in 219 Burr Hall.

The event, titled "John Maynard Keynes and the Creation of the Postwar World," is being hosted by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS).

The featured speaker will be Lord Robert Skidelsky, an internationally acclaimed biographer of Keynes and a professor of political economy at the University of Warwick. Skidelsky, who is active in politics and private business as well as in academia, has been a member of the House of Lords since 1991, where he is currently a member of the Select Committee on Economic Affairs.

Panelists will include:

  • Jonathan Kirshner, professor of government at Cornell University and director of the International Political Economy Program at the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies;
  • Paul Krugman, professor of economics and international affairs at Princeton and op-ed columnist for The New York Times; and
  • Barbara Stallings, the Howard R. Swearer Director of the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University and the William R. Rhodes Research Professor at the same institute.

The panel will be moderated by Miguel Centeno, professor of sociology and international affairs and director of PIIRS.

The discussion is the fifth of a series titled "Critical Texts of the 20th Century," and is cosponsored by PIIRS, the Council of the Humanities, the University Center for Human Values and the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions.

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