WATERLOO, Canada — January 31, 2014 — Did changes made in the context of the euro crisis to the International Monetary Fund’s framework for lending in severe sovereign debt crises weaken the organization’s ability to address future crises?

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) invites media to cover its CIGI Global Policy Forum, “Sovereign Debt Bail-outs: The Legacy of the Euro Crisis for the IMF,” taking place on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at the Rideau Club in Ottawa, Canada.

Susan Schadler will deliver a keynote address that assesses how changes made in the context of the euro crisis to the IMF’s framework for lending in severe sovereign debt crises will weaken the organization’s effectiveness in future crises. Schadler is a former deputy director of the IMF’s European Department.

The CIGI Global Policy Forum is an invitation-only series of talks offering authoritative analysis on policy-relevant issues affecting Canada and its place in the world. A video recording of the event will be placed online in the near future. Media wishing to cover the forum as it occurs are asked to register in advance with CIGI Communications Specialist Declan Kelly, at 519-885-2444, ext. 7356 or [email protected].

Invitation-Only Event:

CIGI Global Policy Forum: “Sovereign Debt Bail-outs: The Legacy of the Euro Crisis for the IMF,” by Susan Schadler, CIGI Senior Fellow and former deputy director of the International Monetary Fund’s European Department

Date:          

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Time:

5:30-7 p.m.

Location:

Rideau Club
99 Bank St. 15th Floor
Ottawa, Ontario Canada
K1P 6B9

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:       
Susan Schadler
joined CIGI as senior visiting fellow in 2011. She is a former deputy director of the International Monetary Fund’s European Department, where she led surveillance and lending operations to several countries and managed a number of research teams working on European issues. Her current research interests include the sovereign debt crisis, global capital flows, global financial institutions and growth models for emerging market economies.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Declan Kelly, Communications Specialist, CIGI
Tel: 519.885.2444, ext. 7356, Email: [email protected]  

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