Marron Institute 60 5th Avenue, 2nd Floor New York, NY 10011 / Tuesday Jan 17,2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Jodie Kirshner: Detroit After Bankruptcy

Marron Institute
60 5th Avenue, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10011

Please join us for a workshop with Marron Institute Research Professor Jodie Kirshner. This talk, an informal workshop based on a book in progress, will discuss themes related to Detroit’s emergence from bankruptcy.  The talk will focus on issues of investment and disinvestment relevant to many American cities and the powers and constraints on cities that flow from their position within the federalist system, while also introducing the voices of Detroit residents. The talk will offer a critique of the current landscape for urban investment in the U.S.


Jodie Kirshner
Jodie Kirshner
Research Professor / Marron Institute

Jodie Adams Kirshner is a Research Professor at the Marron Institute. She is currently writing a public policy-oriented book about Detroit and the future of post-industrial cities in the wake of globalization.  Most recently, she served as a technical advisor to the Bank for International Settlements, while also working as a visiting scholar and lecturer on international bankruptcy law at Columbia University Law School and an independent consultant for financial funds investing in distressed debt.  Until 2014, Kirshner was a law professor at Cambridge University, where she also served as the deputy director of the Cambridge LLM program, the deputy director of the Cambridge Centre for Corporate and Commercial Law, and as a fellow of Peterhouse College, Cambridge.  She remains a senior research associate of the Cambridge Centre for Business Research, as well as a fellow of the Columbia Center for Law and Economics, the Salzburg Global Seminar, and the Center for Law Economics & Finance in Washington, and a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.  Kirshner received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and graduate degrees in law and in journalism from Columbia University.  Her book on international corporate bankruptcy law will be published by the University of Chicago Press later this year.