Washington, D.C., and Waterloo, Canada – April 18, 2012  – Looking for expert commentary on the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group?

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) will have the following experts in Washington from April 17-20 and available for media interviews:

  • James A. Haley, Director of CIGI’s Global Economy Program and former senior economist in the Research and European II Departments of the IMF;
  • Bessma Momani, CIGI Senior Fellow and associate professor of political science at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, author of IMF-Egyptian Debt Negotiations (American University of Cairo Press, 2006).

CIGI will also have a number of its other experts available for phone or video link-up interviews via the CIGI Broadcast Studio in Waterloo, Ontario. This list of experts includes:

  • Thomas A. Bernes, CIGI Executive Director and former director of the IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office, and former executive secretary of the joint IMF-World Bank Development Committee;
  • Manmohan Agarwal, CIGI Senior Visiting Fellow and former senior economist at the IMF and former strategist for the World Bank’s Latin American department;
  • Susan M. Schadler, CIGI Senior Visiting Fellow and former deputy director of the IMF’s European Department;
  • Paul Blustein, CIGI Senior Visiting Fellow and author of And the Money Kept Rolling in (And Out) Wall Street, the IMF, and the Bankrupting Of Argentina (Public Affairs, 2006);
  • Colin Bradford, CIGI Senior Fellow and former chief economist at United States Agency for International Development (USAID);
  • Barry Carin, CIGI Senior Fellow and former assistant deputy minister for economic policy in Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT);
  • Gregory Chin, CIGI Senior Fellow and former senior international affairs analyst and trade commissioner in the China and Mongolia Division of DFAIT;
  • Jennifer Clapp, CIGI Chair in Global Environmental Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and author of Hunger in the Balance: The New Politics of International Food Aid (Cornell University Press, 2012);
  • Kathryn Hochstetler, CIGI Chair of Governance in the Americas at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and former researcher at Oxford University’s Centre for Brazilian Studies.
  • Daniel Schwanen, CIGI Senior Fellow and associate vice president of trade and international policy at the C.D. Howe Institute;
  • Pierre Siklos, CIGI Senior Fellow and former chair of the Bundesbank Foundation of International Monetary Economics at Freie Universität in Berlin;
  • Simon Zadek, CIGI Senior Visiting Fellow and sustainability adviser to the World Economic Forum.

MEDIA CONTACT:

Declan Kelly, Communications Specialist, CIGI
Tel: 519.885.2444, ext. 356, Email: [email protected]

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is an independent, non-partisan think tank on international governance. Led by experienced practitioners and distinguished academics, CIGI supports research, forms networks, advances policy debate and generates ideas for multilateral governance improvements. Conducting an active agenda of research, events and publications, CIGI’s interdisciplinary work includes collaboration with policy, business and academic communities around the world. CIGI was founded in 2001 by Jim Balsillie, then co-CEO of Research In Motion (RIM), and collaborates with and gratefully acknowledges support from a number of strategic partners, in particular the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario. For more information, please visit www.cigionline.org.

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