When Development Projects Harm People – Accountability of Multilateral Development Banks

Arntraud Hartmann
Accountability Mechanisms of the Asian and African Development Banks, Germany

Arntraud Hartmann is a Panel Member of the Accountability Mechanisms of the African and Asian Development Banks, which investigate complaints from people negatively impacted by development projects which were funded by the ADB or AfDB. Hartmann is also a member of the Quality Review Process of IFAD, where she conducts research and publishes on ‘scaling up of development programs' as part of a Brookings Institute Research project. From 1981-2004 Hartmann was a staff member of the World Bank where she held senior management positions, such as Director for several Southeast European countries and Senior Advisor to the World Bank Managing Director and the Operations and Policy Department. She was the first Chief of Mission for the World Bank in Romania (1991-1996). Hartmann also worked as Research Fellow with the UNICEF Innocenti Center and was a Senior Advisor to the World Commission on the Social Dimensions of Globalization.

Hartmann holds degrees in law and economics from Hamburg University and American University, Washington DC, as well as diplomas from the German Development Institute, Johns Hopkins University and Harvard University.

From 2009 to 2016 she was Adjunct Professor of International Development at the Johns Hopkins University, SAIS Europe, Italy, and visiting professor at the Hertie School of Governance, in Berlin, Germany.

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Date and Time
October 26, 2017
7:30pm - 9:00pm Local Time

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Benvenuti a Bologna - Welcome to Bologna

Virginio Merola - Mayor of Bologna

In Italian with simultaneous translation in English

Mayor of Bologna since May 16, 2011, Virginio Merola graduated in Philosophy from the University of Bologna. Merola first worked for Società Autostrade and later served as a representative and manager within the transportation sector of the Italian trade union CGIL. In 1989, he became the Regional Secretary of Lega delle Autonomie locali, an association of Italian municipalities, provinces and regions that provides support to local governments. Merola's official political career began in 1995 when he was elected President of the Quartiere Savena in Bologna, serving two terms. In 2004, Merola was an elected member of the Consiglio Comunale and covered the role of Assessore all'Urbanistica, alla Pianificazione Territoriale e alla Casa. Merola actively participated in the foundation of the Partito Democratico in 2008, and from July 2009 to February 2011 he was the President of the Consiglio Provinciale.

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Date and Time
October 17, 2017
9:00pm - 9:45pm Local Time

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Janika Albers Memorial Roundtable on Political Risk Consulting. Anticipating Global Challenges

Stephanie Hare - Francesca Panelli - John Raines - Antonio Timoner-Salva

Stephanie Hare
Accenture Research, U.K.

Francesca Panelli
Livingston Capital Partners, Switzerland

John Raines
IHS Markit, U.K.

Antonio Timoner-Salva
HSBC, U.K.

Johns Hopkins SAIS Global Risk Conference and Risk Seminar Series. The Johns Hopkins SAIS Global Risk conference has been made possible with the generous support of James K. Anderson, SAIS Europe Alumnus and Advisory Council member, and Johns Hopkins University Trustee. The Risk Series and the Risk in International Political Economy Course are supported by Robert S. Singer, SAIS Europe Advisory Council Member. The Memorial Lecture is supported by the Janika Albers Memorial Fund.

On November 24, 2011, alumna Janika Albers (B'06, ‘07) from Germany, passed away. She was a person of tremendous energy and determination, a dedicated member of the school community and a much-valued member of Oxford Analytica, the advisory firm where she had worked since completing her Johns Hopkins SAIS degree. Over the years she not only spearheaded a number of important projects, but also collaborated closely with other alumni and members of the faculty. Political Risk was one of Janika's strongest interests, and the Bologna Center Class of 2006, together with Janika's family, decided to undertake the project that Janika was organizing with Professor Erik Jones at the time of her passing, and support the Janika Albers Memorial Lecture on Political Risk. This initiative will contribute to keep Janika's presence alive at SAIS Europe's Bologna Center. Janika's family express their gratitude for this endeavor to honor Janika's memory in perpetuity.

For further information on this initiative see:
http://www.jhubc.it/classinitiative2006

FRANCESCA PANELLI

Francesca Panelli is responsible for macroeconomic and asset allocation analysis at LCP Livingston Capital Partners, a multifamily office based in Lugano, Switzerland, where she coordinates the "LCP academy" training programme. Previously, Panelli was an economist with Oxford Analytica, United Kingdom, and with the Banco Popolare group in Milan, working within both the asset management and private bank divisions. While at the Banco Popolare group, Panelli served as Aletti Gestielle's Chief Economist. Prior to that she was a Junior Economist at Unicredit Investment Bank. Panelli specializes in macroeconomic commentary, forecasting and asset allocation analysis. Panelli participates in Euromoney Country Risk Valuation and has received Bloomberg awards for the accuracy of her forecasts, especially for the US economy. Panelli is visiting professor at Università Carlo Cattaneo (LIUC) for the course "Managing risk in family offices and the wealth management industry". She also lectures at under and post-graduate courses and speaks at economic conferences. Panelli holds a Master's degree in Applied Econometrics for Economics and Finance and a BA Cum Laude in Economics from the University of Pavia. She also attended the CREI Macroeconomics School at Pompeu Fabra University.

JOHN RAINES

John Raines currently serves as the Head of Political Risk with IHS Markit, a global intelligence firm based in London. As IHS Markit's lead analyst for US foreign and domestic policy, he has appeared in numerous media outlets, including CNN, BBC, CNBC, the Washington Post, NPR and The Associated Press. Raines has previous work experience with the US Department of State, where he held positions responsible for conducting economic policy for the US Embassy in Panama and overseeing the American Citizen Services Unit in Hong Kong. He also worked at the World Bank, where he managed several projects in the production of the World Development Indicators (WDI). Raines has master's degrees in international relations and political science from Johns Hopkins University and Ohio State University respectively.

ANTONIO TIMONER-SALVA

Antonio Timoner-Salva works as a senior analyst in the global scenario team at HSBC in London. His role involves the identification and analysis of systemic risks and fault lines in the global economy for the design of adverse scenarios. His responsibilities also include central scenario design and policy analysis of capital adequacy in the context of stress testing. Prior to holding this position, Timoner-Salva was senior banking economist at IHS in Washington DC and London, monitoring banking sector stability in Eastern Europe, CIS and Latin America. Before IHS, he worked as an associate analyst at Taylor-DeJongh, an investment banking firm, and as senior engineer at ACS, an infrastructure group. Timoner-Salva graduated from SAIS in 2011 (Bologna 2010), concentrating in European Studies, with a focus on international political economy and international monetary economics. He also holds a BSc and MSc in Civil Engineering from the Technical University of Catalonia. He is originally from Spain, loves living in London, and still hopes sanity will prevail in the Brexit negotiations.

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Date and Time
December 7, 2017
6:30pm - 8:00pm Local Time

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Risk in the Energy Sector

Roberto Castiglioni - Marco Dell'Aquila - Carlo Papa

Roberto Castiglioni
Ingenious, U.K.

Marco Dell'Aquila (Chair)
Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe, Italy

Carlo Papa
Enel Foundation, Italy

Johns Hopkins SAIS Global Risk Conference. The conference has been made possible with the generous support of Mr. James K. Anderson, SAIS Europe Alumnus and Advisory Council member, and Johns Hopkins University Trustee.

ROBERTO CASTIGLIONI

Roberto Castiglioni is a Senior Investment Director in the Infrastructure team at Ingenious (UK), where he is responsible for managing the IEP Infrastructure portfolio across several different sectors including solar, wind and anaerobic digestion (AD). He is also responsible for the Battery Storage platform set up to develop and operate Behind-the-Meter storage projects. Prior to joining Ingenious in 2013, Roberto worked at the Royal Bank of Scotland in the Project Finance Syndication team, where he syndicated over £5 billion of renewable projects across Europe. His previous experience also includes roles in origination, private equity and M&A across the European renewable energy sector. Roberto holds a MSc in Business Administration from LIUC and an MBA in Finance from SDA Bocconi (Italy).

MARCO DELL'AQUILA

Marco Dell'Aquila is Senior Adjunct Professor of Energy, Resources and Environment at the Johns Hopkins University SAIS Europe. Dell'Aquila has spent 26 years in the energy sector, of which the last 18 years in renewables and cleantech. He is Chairman of Power Capital, a London-based financial and strategic advisory firm, and has also served on a number of company boards. He has taught at SAIS since 2011 and is a member of the SAIS Europe Advisory Council. He was a Fellow of the Institute of Latin America Studies in the late 1980s. Dell'Aquila has a BS in Civil and Structural Engineering from the University of Manchester and an MA in International Relations and Economics from SAIS. Publications: Contributed to Regulatory Policy in Latin America: Post-Privatization Realities (2000); "Economic Stabilisation in Argentina: the Austral Plan," (co-author), in Journal of Latin American Studies (1988).

CARLO PAPA

Carlo Papa is Director of Enel Foundation. Born in Palermo in 1971, he holds an MSc in Economics, a PhD in Management Engineering and the TRIUM MBA jointly issued by NYU Stern, London School of Economics and HEC. Papa began his professional career at IBM Ireland and UK. He was then hired by Enel Distribuzione in 1997, and the year after joined the Corporate Strategic Planning Department. Papa founded and co-managed the company Corporate Venture Fund and led business development practice in Russia and Ukraine; coordinated the Planning, Organization & Development HR Team in the Market Division; coordinated the Chairman Office; and more recently served as Chief Innovation Officer of Enel Green Power. He is actively involved in think-tank activities with the Aspen Institute and the German Marshall Fund of United States. Since 2015 he has served as vice chairman of ARISE, the UNISDR Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies.



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Date and Time
November 22, 2017
6:30pm - 8:00pm Local Time

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Financial Risk and Expanding Public Debt

Todd Fisher - Price Lowenstein - Alberto Martin - Lea Zicchino

Todd Fisher
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., U.S.

Price Lowenstein
Sovereign Risk Insurance Ltd., Bermuda

Alberto Martin
Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional; Pompeu Fabra University, Spain

Lea Zicchino
Prometeia, Italy

Johns Hopkins SAIS Global Risk Conference. The conference has been made possible with the generous support of Mr. James K. Anderson, SAIS Europe Alumnus and Advisory Council member, and Johns Hopkins University Trustee.

TODD FISHER

Todd A. Fisher is Partner & Chief Administrative Officer of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. in New York, which he joined in 1993. He is responsible globally for all business operations functions (finance, legal, IT, HR, office operations, public affairs) as well as coordinating across the firm on strategy, risk management and control infrastructure. He also oversees the firm's real estate investment business. Fisher chairs KKR's Management Committee and Risk Committee and sits on the firm's Real Estate Investment and Portfolio Committees. He was a founding member of KKR's European private equity business and lived in London from 1999 to 2010. Prior to joining KKR in 1993, Fisher worked for Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York and for Drexel Burnham Lambert in Los Angeles. He graduated from Brown University with a B.A. in Biology and received an M.A. in International Affairs and Latin American studies from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and an M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently a Trustee of Brown University and Vice-Chairman of the Board of Advisors for SAIS. Fisher is also a member of the Board of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, various committees of the United States Holocaust Museum and the Council on Foreign Relations.

PRICE LOWENSTEIN

Price Lowenstein is Division President at Sovereign Risk Insurance Ltd., Bermuda. Sovereign Risk Insurance (Sovereign) is one of the world's leading underwriters of political risk, and sovereign credit insurance and reinsurance. Sovereign's clients include many of the world's largest banks, exporters, multinational corporations, export credit agencies, multilateral agencies and private equity investors.

Lowenstein was responsible for the formation of Sovereign in 1997 and was the company's first employee. Prior to forming Sovereign, he was Vice President and Director of Guy Carpenter & Company (a Marsh & McLennan subsidiary) Asia-Pacific Group, specializing in political risk insurance and reinsurance in China and Taiwan. Lowenstein was also Director of Political Risk Services at the Aon Corporation prior to joining Guy Carpenter. In this position, he specialized in country risk assessment and the design of political risk insurance programs for multinationals investing in emerging markets.

Lowenstein has an MA in China Studies and International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, D.C., a BSc in Political Science from Colorado College, and two language degrees in Mandarin Chinese from the Royal Hong Kong Language Institute and from National Taiwan University in Taipei. Lowenstein is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

ALBERTO MARTIN

Alberto Martin earned his PhD in Economics from Columbia University in 2005. He is currently a Senior Researcher at the Center for Research in International Economics (CREI), an Adjunct Professor at Universitat Pompeu Fabra, a Research Professor at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and a Research Fellow at the CEPR (London). Martin is also a member of the Board of Editors of the Review of Economic Studies and an Associate Editor at the Journal of International Economics. In the past he has held positions at the International Monetary Fund and the Argentine Ministry of Economics and has worked as a consultant for the United Nations Development Programme. He has been awarded numerous grants and fellowships, including the Fulbright Fellowship (2000), the Lamfalussy Fellowship from the European Central Bank (2011), and the Consolidator Research Grant from the European Research Council (2014). Martin's research interests include macroeconomics, finance, and international economics. His work has appeared in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of the European Economic Association and the Journal of International Economics, among others.

LEA ZICCHINO

Lea Zicchino is Partner and Head of the Financial Markets and Intermediaries Division at Prometeia. Zicchino is currently in charge of the division that provides analysis and forecasts of financial markets, the banking sector, and Italian households and institutional investors' investments. Prior to Prometeia, she worked at the Bank of England, in both the Financial Stability and Monetary Analysis areas, where she conducted research on the interaction between regulation and bank credit and on the information content of financial market instruments on interest rates and inflation expectations. Zicchino holds a Ph.D in Finance and Economics from Columbia Business School, New York.

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Date and Time
November 2, 2017
7:30pm - 9:00pm Local Time

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The Costs and Benefits of Leaving the EU: Trade Effects of Brexit

Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano
London School of Economics and Political Science; Centre for Economic Performance London, U.K.; Bocconi University, Italy

International Development Economics Series

Gianmarco I.P. Ottaviano is Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science and at the Bocconi University, Milan. He is Director of the Trade Programme at the Centre for Economic Performance, London; research fellow at the Centre for Economic Policy Research, London and non-resident senior fellow at Bruegel, Brussels.

He received his BA in Economics from Bocconi University, Milan; his M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and his Ph.D. in Economics from the Université Catholique de Louvain.

He is the co-author of many works in international trade, urban economics and economic geography. His recent publications focus on the competitiveness of firms in the global economy, as well as the economic effects of immigration and offshoring on employment and wages.

He is co-editor of Economica and is associate editor of Regional Science and Urban Economics and of Spatial Economic Analysis.

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Date and Time
October 23, 2017
7:30pm - 9:00pm Local Time

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The United States in the Persian Gulf. From Outlier to Empire - Strategic Realities and Options in the Persian Gulf Today (Part IV of a Four-part Series)

Gary Sick
Columbia University, U.S.

SEE ATTACHED LECTURE SCHEDULE AND BIBLIOGRAPHY

This series of lectures/mini-course will look at the evolution of U.S. political, economic and military presence in the Persian Gulf from the Second World War to the present. It will examine the range of U.S. security strategies employed over that time, from the barely visible U.S. presence in the earliest days to the omnipresent U.S. influence today. The object of this series of lectures is to put in context U.S. foreign policy decision making in the Persian Gulf over a particularly tumultuous period, and to engage in a dialogue on the subject with SAIS students and faculty.

GARY SICK

Gary Sick is a senior research scholar at SIPA's Middle East Institute, and an adjunct professor of International and Public Affairs at the Columbia University.

He is the author of All Fall Down: America's Tragic Encounter with Iran (Random House 1985) and October Surprise: America's Hostages in Iran and the Election of Ronald Reagan (Random House 1991).

Sick served on the National Security Council under Presidents Ford, Carter, and Reagan. He was the principal White House aide for Iran during the Iranian Revolution and the hostage crisis. Sick is a captain (ret.) in the U.S. Navy, with service in the Persian Gulf, North Africa, and the Mediterranean. He was the deputy director for International Affairs at the Ford Foundation from 1982 to 1987, where he was responsible for programs relating to U.S. foreign policy. Sick teaches at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, where he has regularly been voted one of the top five teachers. He is a member (emeritus) of the board of Human Rights Watch in New York and founding chair of its advisory committee on the Middle East and North Africa. He is the executive director of the Gulf/2000 Project, an international online research project on political, economic and security developments in the Persian Gulf, being conducted at Columbia University since 1993 with support from a number of major foundations.

Gary Sick received his B.A. from the University of Kansas in 1957 and a Master of Science from George Washington University in 1970. He earned a Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1973.

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Date and Time
October 23, 2017
11:30am - 1:30pm Local Time

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The Illusion of America First

William Drozdiak
Brookings Institution; McLarty Associates, U.S.

Understanding the New Europe Series

The lecture will explain the historical context of the America First notions that lie behind the Trump foreign and security policy and show why America cannot afford to turn its back on a world that is so interwoven with global networks, alliance commitments, and economic supply chains. The liberal international order and the multilateral institutions that America helped create in the wake of World War Two still have powerful relevance for America's interests and those of its democratic allies. These need to be nurtured, not abandoned, as we deal with new threats and challenges in the 21st century. The talk will be based on penultimate chapter in Drozdiak's book "Fractured Continent: Europe's Crises and the Fate of the West," which will be published by W.W. Norton on September 12th 2017


For further information see: www.fracturedcontinent.com - http://wapo.st/2fVzA0F

WILLIAM DROZDIAK

William M. Drozdiak is senior advisor for Europe and Eurasia with McLarty Associates, an international strategic consultancy based in Washington D.C. He is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, affiliated with its Center on the United States and Europe.

From 2005 to 2015, he served as president of the American Council on Germany, one of the leading non-profit organizations devoted to cooperation and understanding between the United States, Germany and Europe. Previously he was founding Executive Director of the Transatlantic Center in Brussels, created by the German Marshall Fund to serve as the hub of its operations in Europe.

Drozdiak worked for two decades as a senior editor and foreign correspondent for The Washington Post. For his coverage of NATO's air war in Kosovo, he was selected as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for international affairs in 1999. As foreign news editor from 1986 to 1990, he supervised the Post's award-winning international news coverage. During his tenure, the Post won two Pulitzer Prizes for its international reporting on the Middle East and on the collapse of communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.

Earlier, he was State Department Correspondent for Time magazine and an international affairs writer at its New York headquarters. He also covered the Middle East while based in Cairo and Beirut for Time.

Before becoming a journalist, Mr. Drozdiak played professional basketball in the United States and Europe from 1971 until 1978. He graduated from the University of Oregon in 1971 and won a postgraduate fellowship as an NCAA Scholar-Athlete. He earned a master's degree in economics at the College of Europe in Bruges and did postgraduate studies at the Institute of European Studies at the University of Brussels.

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Date and Time
October 19, 2017
7:30pm - 9:00pm Local Time

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The United States in the Persian Gulf. From Outlier to Empire - The War Decades (Part III of a Four-part Series)

Gary Sick
Columbia University, U.S.

SEE ATTACHED LECTURE SCHEDULE AND BIBLIOGRAPHY

This series of lectures/mini-course will look at the evolution of U.S. political, economic and military presence in the Persian Gulf from the Second World War to the present. It will examine the range of U.S. security strategies employed over that time, from the barely visible U.S. presence in the earliest days to the omnipresent U.S. influence today. The object of this series of lectures is to put in context U.S. foreign policy decision making in the Persian Gulf over a particularly tumultuous period, and to engage in a dialogue on the subject with SAIS students and faculty.

GARY SICK

Gary Sick is a senior research scholar at SIPA's Middle East Institute, and an adjunct professor of International and Public Affairs at the Columbia University.

He is the author of All Fall Down: America's Tragic Encounter with Iran (Random House 1985) and October Surprise: America's Hostages in Iran and the Election of Ronald Reagan (Random House 1991).

Sick served on the National Security Council under Presidents Ford, Carter, and Reagan. He was the principal White House aide for Iran during the Iranian Revolution and the hostage crisis. Sick is a captain (ret.) in the U.S. Navy, with service in the Persian Gulf, North Africa, and the Mediterranean. He was the deputy director for International Affairs at the Ford Foundation from 1982 to 1987, where he was responsible for programs relating to U.S. foreign policy. Sick teaches at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, where he has regularly been voted one of the top five teachers. He is a member (emeritus) of the board of Human Rights Watch in New York and founding chair of its advisory committee on the Middle East and North Africa. He is the executive director of the Gulf/2000 Project, an international online research project on political, economic and security developments in the Persian Gulf, being conducted at Columbia University since 1993 with support from a number of major foundations.

Gary Sick received his B.A. from the University of Kansas in 1957 and a Master of Science from George Washington University in 1970. He earned a Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1973.

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Date and Time
October 19, 2017
11:30am - 1:30pm Local Time

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Robert A. Mundell Global Risk Lecture

John Lipsky
Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs, Johns Hopkins SAIS; Former First Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, U.S.

Johns Hopkins SAIS Global Risk Conference. The conference has been made possible with the generous support of Mr. James K. Anderson, SAIS Europe Alumnus and Advisory Council member, and Johns Hopkins University Trustee.

Robert A. Mundell was a member of the Johns Hopkins SAIS international economics faculty and taught at SAIS Europe four academic years during the period 1959-2001. Much of his pioneering work in monetary dynamics and optimum currency areas, which resulted in his Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Science in 1999, was conducted during his time in Bologna. Professor Mundell plans to return to SAIS Europe for this special occasion.

This event is the inaugural lecture in the four-part series of the Johns Hopkins SAIS Global Risk Conference, intended for a non-technical audience. It is a central initiative to engage the policy and professional communities with the scholarship emerging from the school's Master of Arts in Global Risk.

JOHN LIPSKY

John Lipsky is Peter G. Peterson Distinguished Scholar at the Johns Hopkins SAIS Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs and Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute.

Most recently, Lipsky was first deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund and previously held positions of vice chairman of JPMorgan Investment Bank; chief economist at JPMorgan Chase; chief economist and director of research at Chase Manhattan Bank, and chief economist and director of the European Economic and Market Analysis Group in London at Salomon Brothers. Early in his career, Lipsky spent 10 years at the International Monetary Fund, helping manage the fund's exchange rate surveillance procedure, analyzing developments in international capital markets, participating in negotiations with several member countries and serving as the fund's resident representative in Chile. He is currently co-chair of the Aspen Institute's Program on the World Economy; is an Executive Director of the National Bureau of Economic Research and serves on the advisory board of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research. Lipsky is also a Director of the Center for Global Development, and a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has a PhD in economics from Stanford University

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Date and Time
October 18, 2017
7:00pm - 8:30pm Local Time

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