Brookings and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) are pleased to invite you to an informal lunch seminar on the “G-20 Mutual Assessment Process: Policy Challenges, Peer Review Pressures and the Role of the IMF.” The luncheon will be held on Wednesday, April 18, 2012 from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Canadian Embassy (501 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW). 

The discussion will feature presentations by Jim Haley, CIGI director of Global Economy, John Lipsky, visiting scholar at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies and Hamid Faruqee, division chief of Multilateral Surveillance at the IMF Research Department. The conversation will focus on three issues: the macroeconomic conjuncture, which poses special analytical and policy challenges for the MAP and the G-20; the role of the G-20 Summit itself in pushing forward policy changes; and the role of the IMF.

A buffet lunch will be served at 12:00 p.m. and the program will begin promptly at 12:15 p.m.  

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