Ira Breskin is a senior lecturer at the State University of New York Maritime College in the Bronx, NY, where he teaches courses in maritime economics, operations and regulation. Prior to joining SUNY Maritime he was a business journalist for about 25 years, covering corporate strategy, international trade, and transportation for a number of publications, including?Investor? Business Daily?and?The Journal of Commerce. Breskin has two master? degrees: a MBA from Dowling College and MSc in International Trade and Transportation from SUNY Maritime. Breskin also completed a Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in Economics and Business Journalism at Columbia University, from which he received a BA, and a National Endowment for Humanities Fellowship at Mystic Seaport. He lives in Great Neck, New York, with his wife Terry and daughter Marti.

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