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2017 Annual Meeting: The Future of Globalism and Multilateralism, April 19, 2017 Event Summary

2017 Annual Meeting: The Future of Globalism and Multilateralism


On April 19, 2017, over 175 Committee members and friends – including leaders from both public and private sectors as well as academia and civil society – gathered at the International Monetary Fund headquarters in Washington, D.C. for the 2017 Bretton Woods Committee Annual Meeting. This year’s theme, The Future of Globalism and Multilateralism, focused on...

Tue, Jun 27, 2017
Joaquim Levy and William Rhodes on April 19, 2017 Event Summary

Catalyzing Private Sector Investment in Infrastructure in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies


On Wednesday, April 19, 2017 a group of approximately 60 Bretton Woods Committee members and friends held a private roundtable discussion featuring industry leaders, officials from the World Bank Group (WBG) and Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs), and other experts involved in private sector development financing to explore ways to overcome current investment challenges and MDB/IFI initiatives that could further spur private sector appetite for resilient, climate-smart infrastructure in Emerging Markets and Developing Economies (EMDEs).

Fri, May 5, 2017
Event Summary

2017 Annual Meeting Highlights


The Bretton Woods Committee would like to thank all our members and friends who joined us for the 2017 Annual Meeting – The Future of Globalism and Multilateralism – where we had insightful discussions around the changing global economic landscape, global development challenges and opportunities, shifting monetary, fiscal, and trade policies, and the future of the global financial system.

Among the distinguished speakers were:

Mon, May 1, 2017
Announcement

Henry Owen Memorial Award 2017 Winners Announced


The Henry Owen Memorial Award honors Bretton Woods Committee co-founder Henry Owen, and hopes to inspire new generations of thoughtful young leaders to follow Ambassador Owen’s example as both a scholar and diplomat. This Award has been made possible thanks to the generous contributions of Bretton Woods Committee members, friends, and the Owen family.

Fri, Apr 7, 2017
Regional Spotlight

Populism Shaking EU Foundations


On March 14, 2017 the Bretton Woods Committee hosted the virtual conference, Regional Spotlight: Populism Shaking EU Foundations? This event explored European populist political movements and the potential impacts on the future of the European Union, Eurozone, multilateral institutions, and the global economy. Featured speakers included Dr. Gerard Lyons, Chief Economic Strategist at Netwealth and former Economic Advisor to Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, as well as Dr.

Tue, Mar 21, 2017
Policy Outreach

Committee urges U.S. support for strong IDA18 Replenishment


Click here to read the Committee’s letter

Tue, Nov 29, 2016
Regional Spotlight

U.S. Economic and Trade Leadership Globally: Post Election Analysis


On November 10, 2016, the Bretton Woods Committee hosted the virtual conference, Regional Spotlight – U.S. Economic and Trade Leadership Globally: Post Election Analysis, to explore the impact the incoming U.S. Administration and Congress may have on U.S. international economic and trade policies. The event featured speakers James Bacchus, Chair, Global Practice at Greensberg Traurig and former Congressman (D-FL), and Jim Kolbe, Senior Transatlantic Fellow at German Marshall Fund and former Congressman (R-AZ).

Fri, Nov 11, 2016
2016 International Council: Navigating Uncertainty in an Uncharted Economic Era Event Summary

2016 International Council: Navigating Uncertainty in an Uncharted Economic Era


On October 7, 2016, over 200 Bretton Woods Committee members and friends – including leaders from the public and private sectors as well multilateral institutions – gathered at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, D.C. for the 2016 Bretton Woods Committee International Council Meeting. This year’s program theme – “Navigating Uncertainty in an Uncharted Economic Era” – explored financial stability risks, progress on the harmonization of financial reforms, regional economic development challenges and opportunities, and the future of globalization in an increasingly uncertain world.

Mon, Oct 17, 2016
Event Summary

From Theory to Market: State Contingent Debt Instruments (SCDIs)


On October 6, the Bretton Woods Committee hosted a roundtable at the International Monetary Fund on the feasibility of a real market for state-contingent debt instruments (SCDIs). The event – moderated by Bretton Woods Committee Advisory Council member Bill Rhodes – brought together a group of 40 sovereign (issuers) and market participants (investors) to advise the IMF as they deliberate proposals for the G20 on SCDIs.

Fri, Oct 14, 2016
Event Summary

October 2016 Program Highlights


The Bretton Woods Committee would like to thank all our members and friends who joined us for a full agenda of Committee events in October.

Of course the highlight was our 2016 International Council Meeting – Navigating Uncertainty in an Uncharted Economic Era – where we had an insightful discussion on the future of globalization; global and regional economic growth prospects; risks to the financial system; the role of monetary policy and central banks; and harmonization of regulatory reform efforts.

Thu, Oct 13, 2016