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Irene Finel-Honigman, adjunct professor of international business at Johns Hopkins University, will speak to Old Dominion University's Economics Club of Hampton Roads on Tuesday, March 21.

Finel-Honigman will present "Euro-Dollar Competitiveness: The First European Union/U.S. Challenge for the Next Century" at noon at the Sheraton Waterside Hotel in downtown Norfolk. The talk is sponsored by the Economics Club of Hampton Roads and Old Dominion University's College of Business and Public Administration. Due to limited space, reservations are required for the luncheon. The cost is $30 for non-members.

Author and editor of "European Monetary Union Banking Issues: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives," Finel-Honigman consults and lectures on European Monetary Union financial institutions and American and European economic, business, cultural and financial relations. She has published more than 40 articles on European financial issues, international relations, French intellectual and cultural history and management training strategies.

Before joining Johns Hopkins University, Finel-Honigman served in the Clinton administration as senior adviser of finance policy in the U.S. Department of Commerce, where she oversaw the introduction of an initiative on the European Monetary Union and its implications for U.S. competitiveness. She was previously a visiting professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University and chair of foreign languages at New School University.

A native of France, Finel-Honigman is the director of the International Trade and Finance Association, a member of the French-American Foundation Advisory Board and president of the Voltaire Society of America.

For more information or to make reservations, call 683-3520.

This article was posted on: March 6, 2000

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