Adam Tooze is the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of History and director of the European Institute at Columbia University. Previously, he taught at the University of Cambridge and Yale University, where he was the Barton M. Biggs Professor of History and director of international security studies. Professor Tooze has also served as the Thomas Hawkins Johnson Visiting Professor in Military History at West Point. He has advised governments and ministries, toured the world as a lecturer, and written for numerous periodicals. Professor Tooze’s new book, Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World, is his fourth book exploring trans-Atlantic economics and power in the American century, and the Financial Times called it a “monumental narrative history” of the financial crisis of 2008 and its global aftermath. He has and won the Leverhulme Prize fellowship, the H-Soz-Kult Historisches Buch Prize, the Longman-History Today Prize, the Wolfson Prize, and the Los Angeles Times History Prize for his books. Professor Tooze earned a BA in economics from King’s College, Cambridge, studied at the Free University of Berlin, and received a doctorate in economic history from the London School of Economics.