Workshop: “The Future of the IMF: A Canadian Perspective”

On June 4, 2009 CIGI hosted in Ottawa, in partnership with the Canadian International Council, a joint task force on Canadian perspectives of the IMF's future role in the international financial system.

This workshop was the first phase of a larger project that seeks to analyze the future of the IMF in the international system, and focuses on such topics as recruitment, conditionality, surveillance, global governance, payment systems, financial regulation, HIPC program, quota reform and executive board composition.

Participants included policy practitioners from the International Monetary Fund, policy experts, academics, non-government representatives, and Jennifer Jeffs, Senior Vice President of the Canadian International Council. CIGI speakers included: Bessma Momani, John Curtis, and Eric Helleiner.

This workshop was a project of the International Law, Institutions and Diplomacy working group.


· IMF nudges Canada to step up

· Nations near bankruptcy, but IMF too poor to help


Event Speakers

Photo of Bessma Momani, Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation

Bessma Momani

CIGI Senior Fellow

Bessma Momani is a senior fellow, joining CIGI in 2004. She has a Ph.D. in political science with a focus on international political economy, and is professor at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and the University of Waterloo. She is a 2015 fellow of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation, nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Doha Center and a Fulbright Scholar. 

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