Irene Finel-Honigman
Irene Finel-Honigman
Senior Fellow

Irene Finel-Honigman is Adjunct Professor of International Affairs in the International Finance and Economic Policy concentration at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA).

Irene Finel-Honigman has taught International Banking and EU banking and policy courses since 2001. A recipient of Title VI ,CIBER, ISERP and SIPA Faculty grants, her recent publications include International Banking for a New Century, co-author Fernando B. Sotelino ( Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2015), and A Cultural History of Finance (Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2009, reissued in paperback 2013). She consults, serves on advisory boards and provides extensive media and press commentary on European financial, corporate issues and US-EU relations including for Bloomberg News Radio and TV, The Huffington Post, Le Monde, La Libre Belgique, Europe 1 and CNN Money. Previous positions include Senior Advisor on Finance Policy at the US Department of Commerce during the Clinton Administration, Chair of Foreign Languages, New School for Social Research and Director of French Programs, Credit Lyonnais USA. She is a member of the board of directors of the International Trade and Finance Association and has served as a member of the boards of directors of the French-American Chamber of Commerce and the Maison Francaise, and the Advisory Board of the French American Foundation. Born in France, she holds a Ph.D from Yale University and a B.A. from Barnard College.