Weekly Newsletter: September 17, 2012

The club will host a general membership meeting tomorrow at 12:45pm in N417. We’ll explain what the club is all about, discuss our plans for the upcoming year, and provide details on leadership positions for first and second year students. Don’t miss it.

This Thursday at 12:45pm, Donald Kohn will speak to the club on the topic of macro-prudential regulation and its implications for financial globalization.  Mr. Kohn is a member of the macro-prudential authority in the UK.  Before retiring from the Federal Reserve in 2010, Mr. Kohn was the Vice Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board.  He was considered a mentor by Alan Greenspan, and served as Ben Bernanke’s top deputy.  If you are at all interested in Fed policy, or pursuing a career at the Fed, you don’t want to miss this event.  Space is limited; please RSVP if you plan to attend (additional details below).

The club will be hosting a summer internship round table during lunchtime on Monday (9/24).  The event will provide a forum in which second-year students who spent the summer working in finance-related internships can share their experiences with first year-students.  Additional details below.

–Your SAIS International Finance Club Leadership


Are you interested in becoming a first-year representative for the Finance Club?  This is a great way to get experience working in and leading an organization.  Most first-year reps have gone on to leadership positions within the club. If you are interested in becoming a dedicated member of the club’s leadership, please send us an email by close of business on Friday (9/21).  Be sure to include your CV and a paragraph explaining 1) your interest in the club and 2) what you’ll bring to the club’s leadership team.


Sep 18: Finance Club General Interest meeting
 – N417 at 12:45.  Be there.

Sep 19: “The Euro Crisis: Should Germany Keep the Belt Tight or Loosen the Purse Strings?” – The Center for Transatlantic relations and the World Affairs Council will co-host the event on Wednesday evening from 6:30 – 9:00pm in the Kenney Auditorium.  Jacob Kirkeggard from the Peterson Institute and Annette Heuser from the Bertelsmann Foundation will address the topic.  Please RSVP here.

Sep 20: Macroprudential Regulation and Its Implications for Financial Globalization – The Finance Club is exited to host Donald Kohn to speak on the topic at 12:45pm on Thursday September, 20 in BOB 500.  Information will be distributed prior to next Thursday, and those who have RSVP’d will have the opportunity to communicate specific areas of interests to Mr. Kohn in advance of the event.  For more details about what Mr. Kohn has been up to sine leaving the fed in 2010, check out his section on Bloomberg.  Space is limited; please RSVP as soon as possible.

Sep 21: “Can Microfinance Deliver on its Potential” – The I-Dev program will host Vijay Mahajan, founder and chairman of the BASIX Group in India to discuss the future of microfinance.  The event will take place in Rome 200 from noon – 2:00pm.  For more information and to RSVP please email developmentroundtable@jhu.edu.

Sep 24: Summer Internship Roundtable: Finance – Come learn from your fellow SAIS students about their summer internships in finance.  The panel will discuss how they found their internship, what their jobs involved, and what advice they have for first years currently searching. The event will take place during lunchtime on Monday (9/24).  Exact time and location TBD.  Please RSVP to Erik Hansen.

Sep 24: An Evening with McKinsey (Germany) – The German office of McKinsey & Co. is visiting SAIS for an open information session on September 24, 4:30pm in N508.  If you are a German native or speak fluent German, two McKinsey consultants will be on hand to answer your questions about career opportunities at McKinsey Germany.  Please visit their website for more information.

Sep 28: Morgan Stanley Information Session – Please join SAIS alumna and Managing Director Ms. Elizabeth Madigan Jost who will provide information about her own path at Morgan Stanley and also discuss how the SAIS program fits into the roles of the organization.  The event will take place on Sep 28, at 12:30 pm in N517.  RSVP on SAISWorks.


Sep 27: Careers at the International Financial Institutions – the Bretton Woods Committee will host an informal panel discussion exploring career options at the IFIs on September 27 at 6:00pm in the Founders’ Room at American University, 4400 Mass Ave NW.  Visit their website for more details and to register.


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