Jacob Soll (USC), “The Reckoning: Intellectual History and an Unexpected Journey into Contemporary Politics,” The Historian in Society Lecture Series
Jacob Soll (USC History)
Monday, April 22, 5:00-7:00 pm
In 2014, Jacob Soll published The Reckoning: Financial Accountability and the Rise and Fall of Nations. Quite unexpectedly, the book became a central tool in public financial politics in Europe, in particular, the Greek Debt crisis. Professor Soll works closely with the Greek government, the European Commission, the Portuguese government, world financial leaders, and other stakeholders, and he has become a close working friend of the Prime Minister of Spain and of former prime ministers of the UK.
A best-seller, particularly in Asia, The Reckoning took the author into the heart of European politics, but also into the center of world finance and financial reform. This talk will explain how history can be used as an effective language for political and financial reform.