By Randy Rodgers, Executive Director, Bretton Woods Committee with contribution from Kasey Stelter, Program Manager, Bretton Woods Committee.
July 1, 2019 will mark 75 years since the United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire in 1944. It is an understatement to say that the global economy has changed since the delegates of 44 nations gathered at Bretton Woods; yet, the changes of the past 75 years may pale in comparison to the economic transformations ahead.
|Thu, Nov 29, 2018|
On October 10, 2018, the Bretton Woods Committee held its annual International Council meeting in Bali, Indonesia alongside the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group Annual Meetings.
|Wed, Oct 24, 2018|
BALI, INDONESIA, October 11, 2018 – Bretton Woods Committee Executive Director Randy Rodgers announced today the launch of Bretton Woods@75: a global dialogue to honor 75 years of economic progress and to revitalize the spirit of Bretton Woods now and for the future.
|Thu, Oct 11, 2018|
In October 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to hear the case Budha Jam et. al. v. IFC (International Finance Corporation). The case will interpret the validity of immunities of international organizations under the U.S. International Organizations Immunities Act (“IOIA”).
|Fri, Sep 28, 2018|
On July 17, 2018, the Bretton Woods Committee hosted a virtual conference U.S.-China Trade Tumult: Implications for Global Trade Rules, which explored issues central to the current trade dispute between the United States and China, and the wider ramifications for the World Trade Organization and multilateral trading system. Featured speakers included Shang-Jin Wei, the N.T. Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy at Columbia University, and David Dollar, John L. Thornton China Center Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution.
|Mon, Jul 30, 2018|
The Committee has released it's 2017-2018 Annual Report.
|Tue, Jul 10, 2018|
On Thursday, June 21, the Bretton Woods Committee co-hosted a private roundtable titled, Brazilian Infrastructure Investment Opportunities: Beyond the Elections in partnership with the Council of the Americas, Oliver Wyman, and the World Bank Group. A group of 40 private sector participants alongside public and multilateral leaders discussed ways to overcome structural hurdles to infrastructure finance and to achieve greater private sector infrastructure investment in Brazil.
|Fri, Jun 29, 2018|
World Bank General Capital Increase, A Conversation with U.S. Treasury Assistant Secretary Heath P. Tarbert
On Thursday, May 17, 2018 the Committee’s Legislative Task Force participated in a closed-door roundtable discussion with Assistant Secretary for International Markets and Investment Policy Heath Tarbert and a small group of Treasury officials from the Office of Multilateral Development Banks. The conversation allowed for the U.S. Treasury team to gather insights from voices of experience as they shape their strategy for moving the World Bank’s general capital increase package through the U.S. legislatives process.
|Tue, May 22, 2018|
On April 18, 2018, the Bretton Woods Committee held its 35th Annual Meeting at the IMF Headquarters in Washington, DC drawing an impressive line-up of speakers and over 200 Committee members and global leaders. With transformative challenges causing major changes across global economic, political, and technological spheres, this year’s conversation – Tectonic Shifts: Multilateralism in a Disrupted World – prompted timely solutions for navigating forces shaping the future of trade, finance, and development.
|Wed, May 2, 2018|
On April 20, the Bretton Woods Committee hosted a Member Appreciation Reception in honor of the Committee’s 35th Anniversary. At the reception, the Committee recognized members of its Legislative Task Force for their service in support of our recent legislative efforts in securing a full replenishment for the World Bank’s IDA fund from the United States.
|Tue, May 1, 2018|