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October 2019

The Politics of Education Reform: Insights from Latin America

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

Speaker: Barbara Bruns, World Bank retiree   Join by Webex

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November 2019

The Paradox of Innovation

November 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
MC 3 – 570

Speaker:  Bill Maloney, Chief Economist, Equitable Growth, Finance & Institutions Global Practice   Join by Webex

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Addressing the Politics and Socio-Economic Angst that Underpins the Populist Revolt in America and the UK

November 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
MC 4-300

Joint presentation of the Governance and Economics Thematic Groups Synopsis – Inequality and perception of indifferent elites have led to a political backlash on a broad scale in the USA and UK.  Unfortunately, there has been a dearth of practical ways to level out the concentrations of income and even wealth in the Anglo-American world since 1980.  Populist anger is rising as, despite a litany of promises, little in the realm of public policy has been done to address these…

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Reflections of an Alumnus On His Career Experiences in Some Socialist Countries

November 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
MC C3 – 220

The 1818 Society History Thematic Group will sponsor a presentation by Ian Hume entitled REFLECTIONS OF AN ALUMNUS ON HIS CAREER EXPERIENCES IN SOME SOCIALIST COUNTRIES. He will give highlights of his personal experiences and the work he was called upon to do as an Economist in Yugoslavia, as the first Country Economist on Romania, as Division Chief responsible for Hungary, the PDRY (South Yemen, a Marxist state) and Afghanistan, and as Resident Representative in Warsaw from the time of…

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The Highlights of Implementing an OPBRC (Output and Performance-Based Road Contract) Project  in Laos

November 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
MC 7-300

A presentation by the Transport Thematic Group Speaker: Cesar Queiroz Cesar will discuss the main challenges and success factors in implementing the project in this landlocked country in Southeast Asia.  He will also demonstrate the features on the OPBRC financial model developed for the project. Time:  Presentation 11:00 am, Socializing 10:30 to 11:00 am Click here to join by WEBEX  

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The Fukushima Plant Meltdown: Managing a Nuclear Disaster

November 14 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
MC 2- 520

The Energy Thematic Group of the Bank’s 1818 Society is pleased to invite you to a presentation by Mr. Naomi Hirose, the former President/CEO of Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO).   Mr. Hirose received his B.A. in Sociology from Hitotsubashi University in 1976, and his MBA from Yale School of Management in 1983 and currently serves as Vice Chairman. Mr. Hirose’s presentation “The Fukushima Plant Meltdown: Managing a Nuclear Disaster” will include: Reflections on the Fukushima accident Current on- and off-site…

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Structural Reforms and Future of Financial Markets in Brazil

November 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Room J 1-050

Structural Reforms and Future of Financial Markets in Brazil Speaker:  Dr. Otaviano Canuto, senior fellow at the Policy Center for the New South, a non-resident senior fellow at Brookings Institution, and principal of the Center for Macroeconomics and Development. Please click here for the presentation Please click here for the  RSVP  

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The World Bank and Irrigation

November 19 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Room J 9 – 044

Joint presentation of the Agriculture & Rural Development, Water Thematic Groups and the Water in Agriculture Global Solutions Group-Water Global Practice Speaker:  Herve Plusquellec, 1818 Society member and irrigation expert on the current irrigation program of the World Bank.  He will present the key findings of his draft document on the Bank History and Irrigation: Evolution of lending for irrigation, the impact of Bank reorganizations and policies, the performance of irrigation through OED and IEG reviews and the cause of…

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A View from the Inside: The Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF)

November 20 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Room G 7 -011

  Presenter: Robin Horn, Former Education Director of the London-based Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF); former Manager of the Education Sector at the  World Bank. Introduction: Larry Wolff,  World Bank Retiree Chair: Amanda Devercelli, Senior Education Specialist and Global Lead, Early Child Development, Education Global Practice, World Bank Below are the links for the RSVP and join using WebEx. Join Using WebEx In-Person RSVP Online RSVP  

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December 2019

Why Certain Structural Reforms Are Unavoidable in the Middle East and North Africa

December 5 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Room MC 3 – 570

Speaker:  Daniel Lederman, Deputy Chief Economist, MENA Region, WBG   Join by Webex

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