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The Bretton Woods Committee 2019-2020 Annual Report


The Bretton Woods Committee 2019-2020 Annual Report

Thu, Jul 2, 2020
Press Release

BWC Announces Leadership Updates


The Bretton Woods Committee announces updates to leadership and strategic direction.

Fri, Jun 19, 2020
Event Summary

In Conversation: FDMDs on IMF Response to COVID19


On May 15, 2020, the Bretton Woods Committee hosted a virtual conference, In Conversation: FDMDs on IMF Response to COVID19, which outlined the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) response to the coronavirus pandemic. Featured speakers Geoffrey Okamoto, First Deputy Managing Director of the IMF, and John Lipsky, former First Deputy Managing Director of the IMF, discussed the IMF’s response to the crisis to-date and looked ahead to future challenges and opportunities.

Fri, May 15, 2020
Announcement

Henry Owen Memorial Award 2020 Winners Announced


The Henry Owen Memorial Award honors Bretton Woods Committee co-founder Henry Owen, and hopes to inspire new generations of thoughtful young leaders to follow Ambassador Owen’s example as both a scholar and diplomat. This Award has been made possible thanks to the generous contributions of Bretton Woods Committee members, friends, and the Owen family.

For this year’s Henry Owen Memorial Award essay contest graduate students were asked how global coordination and effective multilateral governance can push back against global fragmentation. 

Fri, Apr 17, 2020
.gov Policy Update

Legislative Update: CARES Act


Over the past year, the Bretton Woods Committee has worked to raise awareness among Members of Congress and staffers on the critical role of U.S.

Mon, Apr 6, 2020
COVID-19 Blog Post

We Want To Hear From You: BWC Blog – COVID19


The Committee invites all members to submit their thought leadership on COVID-19 via the BWC Blog.

The Bretton Woods Committee Blog aims to help global leaders envision how to evolve and strengthen the current rules-based economic system and encourage policymakers to recommit to the “spirit of Bretton Woods” and the value of international economic cooperation. Calls for submissions vary dependent upon timely global events but submissions are encouraged on any relevant topic on an ongoing basis.

Tue, Mar 24, 2020
Spring Meetings logo Announcement

2020 Annual Meeting Postponed


Our first priority is the health and safety of our membership and community. As the coronavirus has spread over the past few weeks, regrettably, we have postponed our Annual Meeting until a later date TBD.

Tue, Mar 10, 2020
Event Summary

Regional Spotlight: Is Turkey Poised for Recovery or Freefall?


On January 24, 2020, the Bretton Woods Committee hosted a virtual conference, Regional Spotlight: Is Turkey Poised for Recovery or Freefall?  which explored the risks and opportunities facing the Turkish economy in 2020 as it rebounds from protracted currency and debt crises in 2018. Featured speakers included Murat Köprülü, Managing Partner at M.E.

Mon, Jan 27, 2020
Paul A. Volcker Announcement

Remembering Paul A. Volcker


Former Federal Reserve Chairman and former Bretton Woods Committee Chair Paul A. Volcker passed away Sunday in New York. He was 92.

Wed, Dec 11, 2019
.gov Policy Update

Legislative Update: IDA19 and WBG GCI


The Bretton Woods Committee is a member of the IFI Working Group (IFIWG), a diverse coalition of organizations with a shared interest in ensuring continued U.S. leadership in the World Bank and other MDBs. Member organizations include:

Wed, Dec 4, 2019