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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, Associate researcher at IRIS (Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques) Discussant: Alexandre Marc, Chief Technical Specialist, Fragility, Conflict and Violence 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…

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October 2018

Blockchain/FINTEC & Its Evolving Role in Emerging Market Countries: Prospects and Challenges

October 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:45 pm
J1-050

Dong He is Deputy Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department (MCM) of the International Monetary Fund. He is responsible for providing leadership for MCM’s work on global financial stability analysis and central banking, fintech and global financial stability analysis.  Prior to joining the IMF in October 2014, Dong He was Executive Director at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, responsible for managing research and policy advice on issues relating to the maintenance of monetary and financial stability and the…

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2018 Annual Meeting 1818 Society

October 24 - October 25
J B1-080

Note: All sessions will be Livecast.  Link to the Livecast will be posted a day in advance of the meeting. Wednesday, October 24, 2018 10:00 am to 10:40 am – Coffee; meet and greet 11:00 am to 1:00 pm – Staff Retirement Plan Seminar 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Retiree Medical Insurance Seminar Thursday, October 25, 2018 10:00 am to 10:45 am – Coffee; meet and greet 10:45 am to 11:00 am - Recorded message from Jim Kim, President…

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A Conversation with Jaime Saavedra, Senior Director and Head of the Education Global Practice

October 31 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
G 7-011

Join us for an informal conversation with Jaime Saavedra,  head of the Bank’s Education Global Practice.     Jaime has led groundbreaking work in the areas of poverty and inequality, employment and labor markets, the economics of education, and monitoring and evaluation systems.   He was Peru’s Mister of Education from 2013 to 2016, and previously worked at the Bank as Director for Poverty Reduction and Equity.  Topics will include:  what he learned about effecting education change in Peru, the challenges the Bank…

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