There is no single villain in the story of the recent global financial crisis, and no quick or easy path to recovery.

Panelists Barry Eichengreen, economist and political scientist at the University of California-Berkeley, journalist and author Robert Kuttner, and Eswar Prasad, Cornell's Tolani Senior Professor of Trade Policy, spoke on the causes and possible outcomes of the financial crisis in the annual Lund Critical Debate at Kennedy Hall's Call Auditorium on Sept. 15, 2009.

The event, moderated by Jonathan Kirshner, professor of government and director of the Peace Studies Program, is part of the Foreign Policy Initiative organized by the Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies with the support of Judith Lund Biggs '57.