“The World Bank's New Russia Economic Report: The Long Journey to Recovery” with Dr. Birgit Hansl on May 6, 2016


“The World Bank's New Russia Report: The Long Journey to Recovery,” a discussion hosted by Dean Vali Nasr, the Foreign Policy Institute and the Russia-Eurasia Club at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).


Dr. Birgit Hansl, Lead Economist and Program Leader for the Russian Federation, The World Bank

Moderated by Dr. John Lipsky, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute, Johns Hopkins SAIS


12:00 - 1:45 p.m., Friday, May 6, 2016


Johns Hopkins SAIS
Nitze Building, Kenney Auditorium
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036


The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press may RSVP through the online registration form.

Media Contacts

Stacy A. Anderson
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
202.663.5620 (office)
202.853.7983 (mobile)

Meriem Gray
Senior Communications Officer
Europe and Central Asia, The World Bank
202.473.7870 (office)

About the Speaker

Birgit Hansl, a German national, is the World Bank’s Lead Economist for the Russian Federation, and Country Sector Coordinator in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network in the Europe and Central Asia Region. Since joining the Bank in 2005 through the Young Professionals Program, Hansl worked for the World Bank’s programs in Asia, Africa, and Europe. Prior to joining the Moscow-based Russia team in May 2013, she worked at the World Bank’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. covering public finance and macroeconomic issues in South East Europe, with focus on Macedonia and Romania. Before joining the Bank, Hansl worked in academics and a number of bilateral and multilateral organizations, including the British Department for International Development and the United Nations Development Program. Hansl holds a Ph.D. in Economics and a Master’s Degree from the London School of Economics. She completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the University of California San Francisco and Berkeley. She also has a Master’s Degree in Economics from the Humboldt University Berlin.



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