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Lawrence Summers: Donald Trump trade threats lack credibility

Lawrence H. Summers was director of the National Economic Council for President Barack Obama until November 2011. He is currently the Charles W. Eliot University Professor at Harvard University and Weil Director, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government at the Harvard Kennedy School.

As originally published in the Financial Times.

Gwen Young: The Future of Work: Technology and Inclusiveness

Gwen Young it the Director of the Wilson Center’s Global Women’s Leadership Initiative and Women in Public Service Project. She has applied her passion for female empowerment in African conflict zones, in the halls of academia and at a diverse array of NGOs. A lawyer and public policy expert by training, she has more than 20 years of experience in international public service, including work with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Medecins Sans Frontieres, the International Rescue Committee and the Harvard Institute for International Development.

Susan Lund: Building the Workforce of the Future

Dr. Susan Lund is a partner of McKinsey & Company and a leader of the McKinsey Global Institute. As a Ph.D. economist, her research focuses on technology, labor markets, and globalization. Her current research is assessing how automation and artificial intelligence will change the skills that employers require and how education and training models must change.

Susanna Cafaro: Supranational Democracy Dialogue Event

The University of Salento will host a two-day event – the Supranational Democracy Dialogue– aimed at bringing together scholars of any background, NGO leaders, political activists, businessmen and all sort of innovative thinkers to discuss the big challenges that humanity is currently facing.

The main focus is on global governance, or better democratic global governance (a much less explored topic).

Kenneth S. Rogoff: Economists vs. Scientists on Long-Term Growth

Kenneth Rogoff, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Harvard University and recipient of the 2011 Deutsche Bank Prize in Financial Economics, was the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund from 2001 to 2003. The co-author of This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly, his new book, The Curse of Cash, was released in August 2016.

As originally published on Project Syndicate.

Dan Runde: The World Bank’s Doing Business Indicators Still Work

Daniel Runde served in the George W. Bush administration at USAID. He also worked at the World Bank Group (IFC). He currently holds the William A. Schreyer Chair at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

As originally published on Foreign Policy.

Scott Morris: China Borrows a Lot of Money from the World Bank, and That’s Okay

Scott Morris is a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development and director of the US Development Policy Initiative. Additionally, he works on issues related to the International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and particularly the relationship between the IFIs and the United States. Morris served as deputy assistant secretary for development finance and debt at the US Treasury Department during the first term of the Obama Administration.

George Soros Remarks Delivered at the World Economic Forum

George Soros is one of the world’s foremost philanthropists, having given away over $12 billion to date. His funding has supported individuals and organizations across the globe fighting for freedom of expression, transparency, accountable government, and societies that promote justice and equality.

As originally published on www.georgesoros.com.

Nouriel Roubini: Blockchain’s Broken Promises

Nouriel Roubini, a professor at NYU’s Stern School of Business and CEO of Roubini Macro Associates, was Senior Economist for International Affairs in the White House's Council of Economic Advisers during the Clinton Administration. He has worked for the International Monetary Fund, the US Federal Reserve, and the World Bank.

As originally published on Project Syndicate.

Lawrence Summers: Donald Trump’s big choice at Davos

Lawrence H. Summers was director of the National Economic Council for President Barack Obama until November 2011. He is currently the Charles W. Eliot University Professor at Harvard University and Weil Director, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government at the Harvard Kennedy School.

As originally published in the Financial Times.

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