We are starting October with a bang! This week we have incredible events lined up. Be sure to attend in-person or view the webcast of the events below:
Tuesday, October 1: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
The World Bank Group Strategy: A Path to End Poverty with Jim Yong Kim, President, The World Bank. (View the webcast at http://media.elliott.gwu.edu/live)
Thursday, October 3: 5:30-7 p.m.
Brazil Forum: Brazil in the Global Arena with Paulo Sotero, Director, Brazil Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and Michael E. Brown, Dean, Elliott School of International Affairs
Thursday, October 3: 10 a.m.
Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), will deliver an address on the state of the IMF.
Week of October 7
The Annual Meeting of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Many of the events occurring along with these meetings are open to the GW Community. Explore the seminars and reserve your spot today!
Spring is buzzing here in DC and so are the streets surrounding the GW! Last weekend, the International Monetary Fund held their annual spring meetings to discuss the progress on the work of the IMF and the World Bank. Thousands of government officials, journalists, civil society representatives, and other observers (not to mention a ton of security) gathered to hear the latest on global economy and the world’s financial markets. With just one block separating the Elliott school and the IMF, we are fortunate to be right in the middle of all the excitement. No matter which region interests you, you are sure to find an event or press conference that discusses their progress and development (now posted online).
This was a busy week in Foggy Bottom. Walking down the street I couldn’t help but notice the flurry of activity as people walked in and out of the World Bank, just a couple blocks from the Elliott School. From September 23-25th the World Bank and the IMF are holding their annual meetings. The World Bank calls these meetings a “forum for international cooperation that enable the Bank and Fund to better serve their member countries.” A lot of people show up for this two day event: representatives of member countries, the media, personnel from financial institutions, and special visitors and guests. If you’re wondering what goes on during these meetings, I found a handy schedule to peruse. Think of it as an avant-goût to your international affairs education.
Hope you all have a great weekend. I’ll be enjoying the photos and videos of the meetings that they’re posting throughout the day.
Robert B. Zoellick, President of The World Bank, will speak at GW next week.
In the run-up to the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings, Mr. Zoellick will discuss recent developments and the changing world economy in a speech entitled “Beyond Aid.”
Wednesday, September 14, 2011 at 11:30 a.m.
805 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052
If you would like to attend, you may R.S.V.P. at http://tiny.cc/Robert_Zoellick