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Cyril Black International Book Forum -Exorbitant Privilege: The Rise and Fall of the Dollar and the Future of the International Monetary System

Feb 7, 2011

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"Exorbitant Privilege: The Rise and Fall of the Dollar and the Future of the International Monetary System,"a book by Barry Eichengreen, the George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, was the focus of an author-meets-critic symposium at 4:30 p.m., Monday, February 7, in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall. The discussion is part of the annual Cyril Black International Book Forum, named in honor of the late Cyril Black, the emeritus James S. McDonnell Distinguished Professor of History and International Affairs at Princeton. Black was director of the Woodrow Wilson School's Center of International Studies from 1968 to 1985 and a member of the Princeton faculty for fifty years. The author discussed issues presented in the book with G. John Ikenberry, the Woodrow Wilson School’s Albert G. Milbank Professor of Politics and International Affairs and co-director of the Center for International Security Studies; Harold James, Professor of History and International Affairs at tWWS and Director of the Program in Contemporary European Politics and Society; and Hyun S. Shin, the Hughes-Rogers Professor of Economics at Princeton. Exorbitant Privilege traces the rise and decline of the dollar over the course of the 20th century and challenges the presumption that there is room for only one international currency.