LISD hosted a lunch seminar, "Globalization, Empire, and National Law," which featured guest speaker Harold James, Professor of History and International Affairs at Princeton University. The session was held on Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 12:00 in 012 Bendheim Hall.
Harold James (PhD, Cambridge University) studies economic and financial history and modern German history. He was a fellow of Peterhouse for eight years before coming to Princeton University in 1986. His books include a study of the interwar depression in Germany, The German Slump (1986); an analysis of the changing character of national identity in Germany, A German Identity 1770-1990 (1989); and International Monetary Cooperation Since Bretton Woods (1996). He was also coauthor of a history of Deutsche Bank (1995), which won the Financial Times Global Business Book Award in 1996, and he wrote The Deutsche Bank and the Nazi Economic War Against the Jews (2001). His most recent works are The End of Globalization: Lessons from the Great Depression (2001), which is also available in Chinese, German, Greek, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish, and Europe Reborn: A History 1914-2000 (2003). The Roman Predicament: How the Rules of International Order Create the Politics of Empire was published in 2006 and Family Capitalism: Wendels, Haniels and Falcks is forthcoming. In 2004, he was awarded the Helmut Schmidt Prize for Economic History, and in 2005 the Ludwig Erhard Prize for writing about economics. He is chairman of the Editorial Board of World Politics.