Modern Europe Workshop - "Money and Power: Financial Diplomacy and the Sinews of War and Peace”

Modern America Workshop
Event date: 
April 26, 2016 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm
Jennifer Siegel
Ohio State University
Seminar Series: 
Modern Europe Workshop
History Department

"Money and Power:  Financial Diplomacy and the Sinews of War and Peace”

Jennifer Siegel, Ohio State University


Lunch will be provided. To attend, RSVP to Jennifer Loessy at

Jennifer Siegel joined the OSU Department of History in the fall of 2003. She received her B.A. and her Ph.D. from Yale University, the latter in 1998. A recipient of a number of prestigious fellowships, including an Olin Postdoctoral Fellowship, a Mellon Foundation Dissertation Fellowship, and a Smith Richardson Foundation Junior Faculty Fellowship, Dr. Siegel specializes in modern European diplomatic and military history, with a focus on the British and Russian Empires. She is the author of For Peace and Money: French and British Finance in the Service of Tsars and Commissars (Oxford University Press: 2014)  and Endgame: Britain, Russia and the Final Struggle for Central Asia (I.B. Tauris, 2002), which won the 2003 AAASS Barbara Jelavich Prize. She has published articles on intelligence history, and co-edited Intelligence and Statecraft : The Use and Limits of Intelligence in International Society (Praeger, 2005). Professor Siegel teaches classes on European diplomatic and military history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, international relations, comparative empires, modern intelligence history, the origins of wars, and the history of oil. Before coming to Ohio State, Dr. Siegel taught at the University of Pennsylvania, Boston University, Yale, and Bennington College. Her current research projects include: 1) an exploration of the diplomacy of the First World War; and 2) a project on the Rothschilds and the early Russian oil industry.

The Modern Europe Workshop is a regular, lunchtime meeting of faculty and graduate students to discuss work-in-progress in modern European history. Meetings may involve either lectures or pre-circulated papers. For more information, please email Professor Ekaterina Pravilova.

Area of Interest: 
Economic History
War & Society
20th Century