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Event Summary

October 2017 Program Highlights


The Bretton Woods Committee would like to thank all our members and friends who joined us last week for Committee events!

Mon, Oct 16, 2017
Policy Update

Legislative Update: Bretton Woods Committee Action on IDA18 Funding


In July 2017, the Appropriations Committee of U.S. House of Representatives passed a State and Foreign Operations budget bill with a near 50% cut to funding for the International Development Association (IDA), the World Bank’s Fund for the poorest.

Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Regional Spotlight

Fighting Famine in Africa and Yemen


On September 13, 2017, the Bretton Woods Committee hosted a virtual conference Regional Spotlight: Fighting Famine in Africa and Yemen, that explored the underlying causes of and international response to the famine crises in South Sudan, Somalia, northeast Nigeria, and Yemen.

Fri, Sep 22, 2017
Policy Outreach

Bretton Woods Committee Taking Action on IDA Budget Cuts


Recently the Bretton Woods Committee informed its members and friends of the detrimental cuts to the World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA) budget, as proposed in the U.S. House of Representatives State and Foreign Operations bill for fiscal year FY 2018.

Tue, Aug 1, 2017
Thumbnail Publication

2016-2017 Inaugural Bretton Woods Committee Annual Report


Click above to view the Bretton Woods Committee's inaugural Annual Report.

Fri, Jul 7, 2017
Regional Spotlight

Canadian Perspectives on NAFTA


On June 28, 2017 the Bretton Woods Committee hosted the virtual conference, Regional Spotlight: Canadian Perspectives on NAFTA. In the context of the upcoming NAFTA renegotiation, this event explored Canadian priorities and the potential impacts on the future of the Canadian economy, the integrated relationships between Canada, the United States, and Mexico, and the future of multilateral trade institutions. Featured speakers included Benoit Daignault, President and CEO of Export Development Canada, as well as Brett House, Vice President and Deputy Chief Economist at Scotiabank.

Fri, Jun 30, 2017
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