Weekly Newsletter – April 7, 2014

November 27, 2014


SAIS International Finance Club Weekly Newsletter – April 7, 2014

Finance Club members,

Thanks for those who participated in Professor Winthrop Brown’s talk last Wednesday! In particular, we would like to thank Jingwen Lu for organizing the events, Charles Gilbert, Isaac Shmulewitz, Tracy Liao, and Ellen Wong for helping out.

Please keep an eye out for our next Finance 101 event coming up soon!

–Your SAIS International Finance Club Leadership


Apr. 9: “Building the European Banking Union” – Benoît Cœuré, member of the executive board at the European Central Bank, will discuss this topic. Wednesday, 10:00am – 11:00am. Rome Auditorium. RSVP here.

Apr. 10: “China’s Financial Reform” – Yi Gang, deputy governor of the Peoples Bank of China; David Li, Mansfield Freeman Professor of Economics at Tsinghua University, China; and Stephen Schwarzman, chairman and CEO of Blackstone Group, will discuss this topic. Thursday, 10am – 11:30am. Kennedy Auditorium. RSVP here.

Apr. 10: “The Democratic Deficit Before and After the Eurozone Crisis” – David Cameron, professor of political science and director of the E.U. Studies program at Yale University, will discuss this topic. Thursday, 4:30pm – 6:00pm. BOB 736. RSVP here.

Apr. 11: “Financial Prospects in Southern Europe” – Cristian Popa, Deputy Governor of Romania, will discuss this topic. Friday, 10:30am – 12:00pm. Rome Auditorium. RSVP here.

Apr. 11: “The First Five Years: Conversations with Recent Graduates on Public-Private Partnerships and Government Affairs” – Join us for the third and final panel discussion in a new three-part series entitled The First Five Years: Conversations with Recent Graduates. The third discussion will focus on public-private partnerships and government affairs and will feature: Ingrid Larson ’13, Program Officer for the World Wildlife Foundation/Coca-Cola Partnership; James McInerney ’10, Senior Director at FTI Consulting and former International Public & Government Affairs Advisor at ExxonMobil; Lisa Lindgren ’11, Government Relations Manager at Adobe; and Lauren Consky Scolnic ’10, Director at DCI Group. Friday, 4:30pm – 5:30pm. Nitze 410. RSVP here.

Apr. 11: “Reviving Growth and Building Resilience in the Global Economy” – This conference is co-organized by the Australian G20 Presidency and the Reinventing Bretton Woods Committee and sponsored by the the US-Korea Institute at SAIS to explore the relevance of the existing international financial architecture in the context of the challenges the global economy is facing now and in coming decades, global interconnectedness and emerging markets. The outcomes of this conference will help inform future G20 work. Note: this event is off the record. An RSVP is required to attend. Friday, 11:30am – 4:00pm. Kennedy Auditorium. RSVP to jtown2@jhu.edu.


April 8: “Making Trade Work for America Featuring Senator Orrin Hatch” – As the United States has embarked upon the most ambitious trade agenda in recent years, the Scholl Chair in International Business is hosting a discussion with Senator Orrin Hatch, ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance, on how the United States can maximize the benefits of its opportunities. Tuesday, 8:30 am – 10:00 am. Center for Strategic and International Studies. For more information click here

April 8: “International Financial Regulation(GJIL)” – International Financial Regulation in the Post-Crisis Era, a symposium jointly sponsored by the Georgetown Journal of International Law and the Atlantic Council examining the regulatory environment in the wake of the financial meltdown, and celebrating the publication of Georgetown Law Professor Chris Brummer’s new book, Minilateralism. Tuesday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Georgetown University Law Center. For more information click here

April 10: “Dodd-Frank’s Missed Opportunity: A Road Map for a More Effective Regulatory Architecture” – Streamlining the U.S. financial regulatory architecture was a missed opportunity of Dodd-Frank. The current structure is full of overlapping jurisdictions, regulatory turf battles and inefficient use of resources. While Dodd-Frank improved financial regulation in a number of ways, it actually created more agencies than it consolidated. The benefits of a better regulatory structure would be tremendous, such as higher quality regulation that enhances financial stability and economic growth. Join BPC’s Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative for the release of bipartisan recommendations for


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