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September 2019

Remembering Ernie Stern: A World Bank Legend

September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

The 1818 Society will hold a memorial event on September 23, 2019, in honor of Ernie Stern, who passed away in June.  It will be held in room JB1-080, from 2:00pm to 3:30pm, followed by a meet-and-greet over coffee and tea. Ernie was arguably the most impactful leader of the World Bank Group throughout his career at the Bank, which spanned almost 25 years, from 1971-1994. The event will be an opportunity for Ernie’s colleagues and friends to share tales…

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Agriculture and Rural Development Thematic Group Organization Meeting

September 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
MC 6-860

The 1818 Society Agriculture and Rural Development Thematic Group will meet to discuss directions, events, and ideas for the group in the future. The thematic group has organized presentations of new studies and ideas of relevance to members and to current ARD staff, has launched a project to record the history of Bank involvement in agriculture, and has cooperated closely with current Bank agricultural staff in knowledge sharing. The meeting will discuss the outcomes of this process, and any ideas…

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Saudi Arabia: Using Transport as a Driver of Economic and Social Change

September 26 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
G 7-140

Speaker:  Robin Carruthers,  WBG Consultant - Infrastucture Practice Group, currently part of the Bank team advising the Saudi Arabia Ministry. Robin has five decades of experience in transport and highway economics, strategic planning, urban transport, trade and transport economics and logistics. He has developed new methods for the prioritization of infrastructure investments, for assessing the relative advantages of trade facilitation measures, and for developing financing mechanisms for projects that have a sound economic justification, but which would not otherwise be…

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Trade War with China and its Implications in US Financial Markets

September 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
J 4-044

Speaker: Dr. David Dollar Dr. David Dollar is a senior fellow in the John L. Thornton China Center at the Brookings Institution and host of the Brookings trade podcast, Dollar&Sense. He is a leading expert on China's economy and U.S.-China economic relations. From 2009 to 2013, Dollar was the U.S. Treasury’s economic and financial emissary to China, based in Beijing, facilitating the macroeconomic and financial policy dialogue between the United States and China. Prior to joining Treasury, Dollar worked 20 years…

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October 2019

World Bank Group’s Financial Sector Strategy

October 2 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
MC 7-370

Speakers: Alfonso Mora, Global Director, Finance Competitiveness and Innovation Global Practice-WB Michael Goldberg, Lead Operations Officer, Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions Practice Group-WB Alfonso Mora the Global Director for the Finance Competitiveness and Innovation (FCI) Global Practice at the World Bank Group. He manages the FCI Global Teams related to Stability & Integrity; Financial Infrastructure, Inclusion & Access; Long-Term Finance; and Crisis & Disaster Risk Management. He also leads FCI’s LAC and ECA regional teams. He joined the Bank in…

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October 23 - October 24
J B1-080

Note: All sessions will be Livecast and held in Room J B1-080.  Link to the Livecast will be posted a day in advance of the meeting. Wednesday, October 23, 2019 10:00 am – 11:00 am              Coffee; Meet and Greet; Information Tables* 11:00 am – 1:00 pm                Presentation by SRP Managers on Staff Retirement Plan 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm                 Presentation by HR and Plan Administrator Reps on…

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