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September 2019

Trade War with China and its Implications in US Financial Markets

September 27, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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October 23, 2019 - October 24, 2019
J B1-080

Note: All sessions will be Livecast and held in Room J B1-080.  Please click this link -> Livecast 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 RMIP Thursday, October 24, 2019 10:00 am – 11:00 am              Coffee; Meet and Greet;…

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New Directions for Agriculture and Food Systems at the World Bank

October 30, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
MC 6-860

Speaker: Julian A. Lampietti , Global Engagements Manager, Agriculture and Food Global Practice   Join by Webex

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The Politics of Education Reform: Insights from Latin America

October 31, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 @ 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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