This one-day conference in advance of the International Monetary Fund's spring meetings is co-sponsored by CIGI, the Institute of International Finance (IIF) and the Peterson Institute for International Economics. It convenes leading researchers and practitioners, to explore the following topics: IMF surveillance and crisis prevention; IMF role in crisis resolution including debt restructuring; and IMF reforms including governance, resources and relationship with regional financial institutions.

Panellists include: Tim Adams, President and CEO, IIF; Fred Bergsten, Director Emeritus and Senior Fellow, PIIE

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Event Speakers

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James M. Boughton

CIGI Senior Fellow

James M. Boughton is a CIGI Senior Fellow. He is a former historian of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), a role he held from 1992 to 2012. From 2001 to 2010, he also served as assistant director in the Strategy, Policy, and Review Department at the IMF. At CIGI, James’s research focuses on the evolution of Canada’s role in international governance since the 1940s and the potential for further evolution in the near future.

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Susan Schadler

CIGI Senior Fellow

Susan Schadler is a CIGI Senior Fellow. 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.

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Thomas A. Bernes

CIGI Distinguished Fellow

Thomas A. Bernes is a CIGI Distinguished Fellow. After a distinguished career in the Canadian public service and at leading international economic institutions, Tom was CIGI’s executive director from 2009 to 2012. He has held high-level positions at the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the Government of Canada. He became a distinguished fellow in 2012.

Program