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October 2018

2018 Annual Meeting 1818 Society

October 24 - October 25
J B1-080

Note: All sessions will be Livecast.  Click on the link next to each meeting to view. Wednesday, October 24, 2018 10:00 am to 11:00 am – Coffee; meet and greet 11:00 am to 1:00 pm – Staff Retirement Plan Seminar (Livecast link) 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Retiree Medical Insurance Seminar (Livecast link) 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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November 2018

Before Forever After: When Conversations About Living Meet Questions About Dying

November 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
WBG Library, MC-C3-220

Speaker: Dr. Helena Dlny, author Synopsis: Many people put off talking about their health, especially terminal illness or loss involving ourselves or people close to us. Our speaker, Dr. Helena Dolny believes that talking about  death should be ultimately life-enhancing. Helena will share suggestions and checklists to inspire further reflections on how to deal with loss – particularly the emotional, psychological, financial, and health implications. Speaker bio: From rural development worker, activist and agricultural banker, to leadership coach and aspirant death doula, Helena…

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“India Needs to Invest (More) in Vertical Integration” by Chandra Ranade

November 1 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
J 4-044

Speaker: Chandra Renade - Retired from the World Bank in 2002 and since then has been teaching Statistics, Economics and Finance in Stratford University, University of Bridgeport and has taught in the Semester at Sea Spring voyages sponsored by the University of Virginia. Chair: Martien Van Nieuwkoop - Director, Agriculture GP. In this capacity, he provides leadership and global oversight to the agriculture sector dialogue, portfolio management, and partnership relationships, covering a wide range of issues, including food security and food safety;…

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The Biggest Mistakes in Personal Investing by 1818 Society and BFSFCU

November 1 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
MC 13-121

Speakers: Rick Bohn, Financial Advisor, Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. Scott Abell, Senior Portfolio Manager/ Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Inc. Charles Verruggio, Senior Financial Advisor, Wolf Group Capital Advisors Moderators: Norman Hicks, chair, Economists Thematic Group, 1818 Society Maria Eugenia Garcia-Lopez, Director of Retail Sales and Services, BFSFCU Many people think they do not need advice on how to manage their wealth, and often do a bad job of it. World Bank retirees are no exception, particularly economists.…

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Environmental Sustainability and the World Bank Group: Findings from an Independent Review

November 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
J4-044 United States

Seminar of the Social and Environmental thematic group Speaker: Stephen Hutton, Senior Evaluation Officer, Sustainable Development Evaluations, Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) Environmental sustainability is a central tenet of the World Bank Group’s strategy.  IEG conducted an independent review on environmental sustainability as part of its Results and Performance of the World Bank Group 2017.  The review found that the share of project components or projects with potential environmental benefits has increased by 4 percentage points over a decade.  Increases in…

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Extractive Industries and Development by Tony Addison and Alan Roe

November 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
MC 7-860

Natural resource wealth has often turned out to be a ‘curse’ rather than a ‘blessing’ for developing countries. Growth based exclusively on natural resources—such as oil, gas, and minerals—is often of a very narrow kind which lacks opportunities for including the poor. This condition—also called ‘the natural resource curse’ – has a long history in thinking on economic development. Experience shows that natural resource wealth needs to be carefully managed if inclusive growth is to be achieved in low- and…

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Life After The Bank: Urban & Water Group Social Get Together

November 16 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Room MC 10-100

Come at 11:00 am for a half-hour of socializing before hearing from our speakers. Our first speaker, Tony Bigio, retired from the Bank in June 2013 as a Senior Urban Specialist and joined the Sustainable Urban Planning graduate program at George Washington University in January 2014 as an adjunct professor. He designed his own course, titled "Planning Resilient and Low-carbon Cities,” which is now a core course. Our second speaker, Art Bruestle, retired from the Bank in 1995 as a Principle…

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Green Finance BBL by Farah Hussain & Rong Zhang

November 20 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
J 7-044

Speaker: Farah Imrana Hussain is a Senior Financial Officer at the World Bank Treasury based in Washington DC. She is part of a team of financial specialists that design and implement financial solutions to help clients: (1) access financing for development by mobilizing World Bank Group resources and private sector financing; (2) mitigate the impact of financial, natural disaster and commodity risks by facilitating access to market-based risk management tools; and (3) strengthen capacity to implement efficient risk management strategies…

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December 2018

Designing Climate-Smart Agriculture Policies: What Role for Modeling by Massoud Moussavi and Luis Crouch

December 12 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
MC 6-860

Speakers: Massoud Moussavi (PhD, Computer Science) worked for more than 20 years at the World Bank where he developed frameworks and models to estimate the impact and effectiveness of various policy options in a range of topics from education planning to risk assessment in banking to agriculture. He has also been a Resident Scholar at the American University, and a Visiting Scientist (2001-2004) at Schlumberger Cambridge Research, the UK-based research center of Schlumberger, an international oil and gas services company. In 2008 he…

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