WASHINGTON, D.C., and WATERLOO, Canada — April 4, 2014 — Media covering the 2014 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group are invited to attend the conference ‘IMF — What Is It Good For?’ on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the IMF.

This event will take place from 12:00pm to 4:30 pm, Tuesday, April 8, at the Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE), and is co-sponsored by the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), the Institute for International Finance (IIF) and PIIE.

Session topics for the conference will include: IMF surveillance and crisis prevention; the IMF’s role in crisis resolution including debt restructuring; and, IMF reforms including governance, resources and relationship with regional financial institutions.

Speakers will include: Domenico Lombardi, Director, Global Economy Program, CIGI; Susan Schadler, Senior Fellow, CIGI, and former deputy director of the IMF’s European Department; Thomas A. Bernes, Distinguished Fellow, CIGI and former director of the IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office; James Boughton, Senior Fellow, CIGI, and former IMF historian; Tim Adams, President and CEO, IIF; Hung Tran, Executive Managing Director, IIF; Charles Collyns, Managing Director and Chief Economist, IIF; Fred Bergsten, Director Emeritus and Senior Fellow, PIIE; Adam Posen, PIIE President; Marcus Noland, PIIE Executive Vice President; Anna Gelpern, Nonresident Senior Fellow, PIIE, and Georgetown Law; and Ted Truman, Nonresident Senior Fellow, PIIE.

Media wishing to cover this event are asked to RSVP with Brian Reil, Media Liaison, PIIE at [email protected] or 202-454-1334.

Event: IMF — What Is It Good For? Conference

Date: Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Time: noon-4:30 p.m.

Location: Bergsten Conference Center, Peterson Institute for International Economics

1750 Massachusetts Avenue, NW.
Washington, DC 20036

RSVP: Brian Reil, Media Liaison, PIIE [email protected] or 202-454-1334

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

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