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2016 International Council Highlights, SCDI Roundtable, Post-Election Analysis, Regional Spotlight: Brazil, Views from the Members, and More!

Recent Events

2016 International Council

Navigating Uncertainty in an Uncharted Economic Era

Thank you to all Bretton Woods Committee members and friends who attended our successful and thought-provoking International Council on October 7, 2016. This year we explored financial stability risks, progress on harmonization of financial reforms, regional economic development challenges and opportunities, and the future of globalization in an increasingly uncertain world. An event summary and full recording can be found here.

Special thanks to our Strategic Sponsor, Deloitte, and to our Contributor, SICPA Holdings.

Thank you to all members and friends who joined us for our New Member and Emerging Leader Reception the evening prior - we look forward to your continued engagement with the Committee.


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

In October, the Bretton Woods Committee hosted a roundtable at the IMF on the feasibility of a real market for SCDIs. The event brought together a group of 40 sovereigns (issuers) and market participants (investors) to advise the IMF as they deliberate proposals on SCDIs for the G20. Special thanks to Committee members Bill Rhodes and Christian Kopf who played an integral role in the dialogue. Read more

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

Following U.S. elections in November, the Bretton Woods Committee hosted a virtual conference featuring former Congressmen Jim Bacchus (D-FL) and Jim Kolbe (R-AZ). Read more

Regional Spotlight - Brazil's Promise of Development

In August, the Bretton Woods Committee hosted a virtual conference that evaluated economic and political prospects for Brazil following the Rio Olympics and President Rousseff’s impeachment with Augusto de la Torre, Chief Economist for Latin America and the Caribbean at the World Bank Group and Israel Klabin, President of the Brazilian Foundation for Sustainable Development. Read more

Upcoming Programs

Please check our website regularly for updates on program dates, times, and locations including the release of our 2017 program calendar. 

Views from the Members

In this section, individual members share their perspective on specific issues with the broader Committee membership. Views expressed below are from individual Members and do not reflect any viewpoint of the Bretton Woods Committee.

What are some of the successful use cases and benefits of digital currencies, what issues remain especially in terms of scalability, security and regulation, and what role can the IMF play in advancing the industry?

Staci Warden, Executive Director,
Center for Financial Markets,
Milken Institute

Read the Analysis

 DeLisle Worrell, Governor,
Central Bank of

Read the Analysis

Member Spotlight

The Bretton Woods Committee would like to congratulate the following members on their recent achievements!

Madeleine K. Albright, Former Secretary of State and Chair of Albright Stonebridge Group, was honored by the Smithsonian National Museum of American History with its inaugural Great Americans Award in September.
Jegan Durairatnam, Managing Director of Commercial Bank of Ceylon, received the Global Finance Award in October for the Best Bank in Sri Lanka.
Co-Chair James D. Wolfensohn, chairman of Wolfensohn and Company, received the George F. Kennan Award for Public Service in October for his outstanding accomplishments.

Welcome New Members!

  • Jason Alcorn, Financial and Consumer Services Commission
  • Philip M. Brown, Citigroup
  • Jason Cummins, Brevan Howard
  • Alexander De Croo, Kingdom of Belgium
  • Jose De Gregorio, Universidad de Chile
  • John Fingleton, Fingleton Associates Ltd. 
  • Mauro F. Guillen, Wharton School
  • Anil K. Gupta, University of Maryland
  • Takatoshi Ito, Columbia University, CJEB
  • Jonathan B. Kindred, Morgan Stanley Japan Holdings Co., Ltd.
  • Jafar Majid, Crescent Petroleum
  • Tomasz Mroczkowski, American University
  • Lester Munson, BGR Group
  • Alberto Musalem
  • Robert Sicina, American University
  • Lutfey Siddiqi, National University of Singapore; London School of Economics
  • Richard Teng, Abu Dhabi Global Market
  • Dominik Treeck, Oliver Wyman
  • Antonio Zotti, Buttignon Zotti Milan & Co.

Membership Contribution

If you have already made your contribution for the year, thank you! You have helped to keep our well-regarded programs thriving. If you have not yet made your tax-deductible contribution, please click here or contact Melissa Smith, Office Manager, at 202-331-1616 or via e-mail. 

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