Thursday, 11 April 2013

Stretching your horizons: U.S. Treasury secretary tops slate of SAIS speakers

Interested in the global economy, the Group of 20's policy reforms or U.S. foreign policy?

If so, consider that these leading policymakers will all be speaking at SAIS DC next week:

  • U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew
  • Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer
  • Central Bank of Turkey Governor Erdem Başçı

U.S. Treasury Secretary
Jacob Lew
Add to them Mexico's undersecretary for Foreign Affairs, Japan's vice minister of Finance for International Affairs, former IMF first managing director John Lipsky and the G20 sherpa for Australia's prime minister.

What is more, SAIS Dean Vali Nasr will be launching his new book, The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat.

Bank of Israel Governor
Stanley Fischer
A meaty lineup of speakers is part and parcel of a SAIS education. Learning goes on inside and outside the classroom, and the diverse selection of speakers stretches a student's horizons.

Take a look at this spring's seminar series at SAIS Bologna. Among the topics: U.S. policy in the Persian Gulf, Israel's role in the Middle East, Italian unification, the League of Nations, feminist international relations and the Pussy Riot case and Russia's media.

Four of the SAIS DC events next week will be broadcast over Internet:

  1. Lew on "The State of the Global Economy":
  2. Fischer on "The G20's Post-Crisis Policy Reforms":
  3. Başçı and Lipsky on "Balanced Growth and Financial Stability in Turkey":
  4. Nasr's book launch:

For those wishing to attend in person, Lew's speech is open only to the SAIS community and invited guests. But if you are in the DC area and would like to go to any of the other three events, you can register by clicking on the relevant name:

Başçı and Lipsky

Nelson Graves