2015 Congressional Education Seminars: U.S. Leadership in the International Financial Institutions (IFIs)

Date: 
Fri, Mar 6, 2015
Location: 
Capitol Hill
Postponed due to inclement weather.

The Bretton Woods Committee coordinates annual educational seminars for each chamber of Congress to provide Congressional staff – and, where possible, Members of Congress – with a non-partisan source of knowledge about the work and evolution of the international financial institutions (IFIs) and the importance of U.S. leadership in them.

These seminars consist of 4-6 speakers, including representatives from the IFIs themselves as well as knowledgeable Committee members, to present information on the various institutions. With significant time for questions and answers, these 90-minute seminars explain:

• The distinctive work and operations of IFIs, such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank Group, and other multilateral development banks (MDBs);
• How the international financial institutions play a major role in assuring international financial stability and advance U.S. economic and security objectives; and
• IFI-related issues that are expected to surface during the year.

The 2015 seminars will feature the following speakers:
The Honorable Jim Kolbe, BWC Co-Chair and Senior Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States; Former Representative of Arizona’s 8th District
Andreas Bauer, Assistant Director, Strategy, Policy and Review Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Jay Heimbach, Special Representative for North America, World Bank Group
Julie Katzman, Executive Vice President, Inter-American Development Bank (invited)
Clay Lowery, Vice President, Rock Creek Global Advisors

House of Representatives Seminar:
Time: 8:30am – 10:00am
Location: Cannon House Office Building, Room 121
Registration: To register for the House seminar please click here.

Senate Seminar:
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm
Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 419
Registration: To register for the Senate seminar, please click here.