The short essays in this series are by CIGI-sponsored Canadian university students who attended the INET conference, Crisis and Renewal: International  Political Economy at the Crossroads, at Bretton Woods, NH, April 8–11, 2011. Each student was asked to write a short reflection on the conference themes.

The Canadian students selected to attend the conference were from both undergraduate and graduate economics programs at Canadian universities. In addition to attending the conference sessions, they joined their American counterparts at a joint CIGI-INET student breakfast session where students raised questions about policy development, the continued gender imbalance in economics and the shortcomings in current economics curriculum offerings.   

(Image Credit: Mount Washington Hotel, Bretton Woods, NH/TalkingTree/Flickr)