Weekly Newsletter – October 4, 2014

SAIS International Finance Club Weekly Newsletter – October 4, 2014

Club members, please see information on this week’s exciting events below as well as important internship/full-time position deadlines.

–Your SAIS International Finance Club Leadership 


Oct. 8: “Clean Energy Innovation, Financing, and Deployment” – Ken Alston, special advisor for finance in the Office of the Secretary of Energy at the US Department of Energy, will discuss this topic. Wednesday, 4:30pm. Career Services Conference Room. RSVP on SAISWorks.

Oct. 9: “Bretton Woods @ 70: Past, Present and Future” – James Boughton, former historian of International Monetary Fund and senior fellow of Center forInternational Governance Innovation, Harold James, professor of History and International Affairs at Princeton University and senior fellow of Center for InternationalGovernance Innovation and Ed Conway, economics editor of Sky News and author of the Summit will discuss the history of the Bretton Woods summit, the role the Bretton Woods system plays today and how that role will evolve to address the growing multipolarization of the global economy. Ousmene Mandeng, managing director of Global Institutional Relations Group of Pramerica Investment Management will moderate this discussion and Marc Uzan, director of Reinventing Bretton Woods Committeewill deliver open remarks. Thursday, 10am, Kenney/Herter Auditorium. Member of press and public should RSVP here.

Oct. 9: “Financial Globalization in China”– José Antonio Ocampo, professor and director of the Economic and Political Development Concentration in the School ofInternational and Public Affairs at Columbia University; Ming Zhang, senior research fellow and the director of the Department of International Investment at the Institute of World Economics and Politics; and Kevin Gallagher, visiting scholar in the International Development Program at SAIS and associate professor at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, will discuss this topic and release their new report Capital Account Liberalization: The Need for a Balanced Approach. Thursday,12:30pm. Rome Auditorium. Members of the public and media should RSVP to SAIS International Development Program at rbwashington@jhu.edu

Oct. 10: “Recent Challenges to Monetary Policy in the Euro Area” – Benoit Coeure, member of the Executive Board of European Central Bank will discuss this topic. Friday, 4pm. Rome Auditorium. Members of the public and media should RSVP here.


Oct. 7: “Transatlantic Interests in the Asia Pacific in 2025” – Please join the Atlantic Council’s Strategic Foresight Initiative of the Brent Scowcroft Center onInternational Security, in partnership with the Government of Sweden, for a day long high-level experts roundtable addressing transatlantic interests vis-à-vis the rise of Asia. The rise of the global middle class, and the significant economic and political progress of China, Japan, South Korea, and neighboring countries mark the continuing advancement of Asian nations from “developing” to “developed.” In addition, the United States strategic “pivot to Asia” and negotiations for historic trade agreements – the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and the Trans-Pacific Partnership – are well underway. All of these factors are certain to cause tectonic shifts in the transatlantic partnership and shape European attitudes towards both the United States and a rising Asia. Tuesday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Atlantic Council. For more information click here

Oct. 8: “The BRICS as a Counterbalance to the U.S.-Europe-led International Geopolitical and Financial System” – The UPF Peace and Security Forum will address the following questions: Is the creation of the BRICS grouping a positive step toward a more balanced global geopolitical, economic and financial arraignment or does it have the possibility of unhealthy competition, confusion, relaxation of well-accepted international standards and even chaos in the international system? Can a globalized economic and political system in a multipolar world function properly with only a few powerful countries of the Western world setting the rules of engagement? Wednesday 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm. Universal Peace Federation. For more information click here

Newsletter Contributors
On-Campus Events: Wenxin Lin
Off-Campus Events: Jingwen Lu
Jobs & Internships: Emily Chen
Editor: Wendy Zhiyi Chen


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