Professor Emeritus Ismael Hossein-zadeh
An Iranian-born Kurd, Ismael Hossein-zadeh came to the United States in 1975 to pursue his formal education in economics. After completing his graduate work at the New School for Social Research in New York City (1988), he joined Drake University faculty where he has been teaching classes in political economy, comparative economic systems, international economics, history of economic thought and development economics. His published work covers significant topics such as financial instability, economic crises and restructuring policies, currency-trade relations, globalization and labor, international/sovereign debt, economics of war and military spending, roots of conflict between the Muslim world and the West, long waves of economic expansion and decline, and the Soviet model of non-capitalist development. He recently completed a book project on the forces of war and militarism in the United States, titled The Political Economy of U.S. Militarism (Palgrave-Macmillan). Professor Hossein-zadeh taught economics at Drake University (Des Moines, Iowa) from the fall of 1988 until the spring of 2011. Before that (and while doing his graduate work in New York City) he taught (on a part-time/adjunct basis) in a number of economic departments in New York metropolitan area, including Lehman College, Manhattan College, Long Island University (the Brooklyn Campus), La Guardia Community College, and St. Petersburg College (Jersey City, New Jersey).