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June 2018

Innovative Ways of Financing Infrastructure Projects and Securing Pension Income

June 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:45 pm
J1-050

Speakers: Jingdong Hua, Vice President and Treasurer of International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Dr. Arun Muralidhar, CIO of AlphaEngine Global Investment Solution. Jingdong Hua is Vice President and Treasurer of IFC. He is responsible for managing IFC’s financial position, safeguarding its international triple-A rating and maintaining its standing as a premier issuer in the global capital markets. He oversees liquid assets, market borrowings, and risk-management instruments totaling over US$100 billion. He is also responsible for IFC’s loan syndications and co-investment program, which has…

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The Backlash Against Globalization: Reasons and Remedy

June 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
MC 6-860

The Seminar can also be viewed on Webex. See log in directions below. Speaker: Aaditya Mattoo, Research Manager, Trade and Integration, World Bank. Synopsis: The current retreat from globalization is sharpest in industrialized countries which were once its strongest proponents, providing clues to the reasons underlying the backlash.  The emergence of multinational corporations, with internationally fragmented production and ownership, has weakened the traditional link between producer interests and national trade policy.  The result has been a democratization of trade policy…

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September 2018

Africanistan: Development or Jihad

September 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
MC6-860, World Bank Main Complex

Seminar of the Social & Environmental Thematic Group and the Economics Thematic Group Speaker: Serge Michailof Serge Michailof will present the updated version of his book “Africanistan: Development or Jihad” that has attracted considerable attention in France and francophone Africa. Drawing from his extensive experience in fragile and conflict-affected countries, Serge Michailof draws a parallel between the development of insecurity and progressive collapse of state control over huge areas in the Sahel since 2010, and over most of Afghanistan since…

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