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September 2019

Investment Outlook 2020 and the Rise of Cryptocurrencies

September 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:45 pm

Speakers: Thomas Lee (Managing Partner, Fundstarts) and Gabriel Petre, Lead Investment Strategist, Pension and Endowments Department of the World Bank. Thomas J. Lee, CFA, is Managing Partner and Head of Research of Fundstrat Global Advisor. Thomas Lee is well known in Wall Street and has over 24 years of experience in equity research. Prior to founding Fundstrat in 2016, Mr. Lee was at J.P. Morgan from 1999 to 2014, and served as Chief Equity Strategist from 2007 to 2014. He…

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Summiting Everest: The Ascent of a Determined World Bank Climber

September 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
MC 6-860

On May 23, 2019, Otilia Iulia Ciotau, Senior Portfolio Manager at the World Bank, achieved her 20-year dream of standing at 29,029 ft above sea level (8,848 masl) on the peak of Mt. Everest. The first World Bank staffer to reach the roof of the world struggled against all odds and the heavy work routine that we are all familiar with as she prepared for her climb. Join us for an inspiring session where Otilia will share her dreams, motivation…

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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

Water, Peace and Security in Israel, Palestine and the Region

October 1 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
MC 2 – 850

Speaker: Gidon Bromberg,  is the co-founder and Israeli co-Director of EcoPeace Middle East, a unique organization, established in 1994, that brings together Jordanians, Palestinians and Israelis to promote environmental sustainability and advance peace efforts in the Middle East. EcoPeace is the first cross-border environmental group in the Middle East, and a global trailblazer in the practical implementation of environmental peace building.   Join by WEBEX

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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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ADB’s Support for Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Rural Development Sector

October 15 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
G 6 – 050

Speaker: Andrew Brubaker, Principal Evaluation Specialist at the Asian Development Bank. Andrew has been with ADB for 7 years and primarily works on corporate and thematic evaluations related to environment, agriculture and natural resources management and public sector management. He was the principal evaluator for the recent evaluation of ADB's work on agriculture and rural development. He is currently leading ADB’s Safeguard Policy evaluation. Before joining ADB, he worked in evaluation at the International Fund for Agricultural Development and for…

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