Emerging Markets


The Bridge to a Global Middle Class

A thought-provoking retrospective that culls the views of economists, international financial institutions, Wall Street, organized labor, and various public-interest organizations on how to fortify the U.S. global financial infrastructure. The effort is the culmination of an eighteen-month study that sought to encourage the evolution of middle-class-oriented economic development in emerging-market countries.

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The Financial Crisis and Developing Nations

Speaker: Nancy Birdsall
Speaker: Danny M. Leipziger
Presider: Gerald Seib


The global financial crisis has been difficult for the world’s most advanced economies, but its impact on developing nations may prove more severe. Join Nancy Birdsall and Danny Leipziger for a discussion of the political and economic consequences of the crisis on the world’s most vulnerable nations.

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John B. Hurford Memorial Lecture: Lessons from Emerging Markets

Panelist: Joyce Chang
Panelist: Richard H. Clarida
Panelist: Peter Henry
Presider: Tim Ferguson

Join Joyce Chang, Richard Clarida, and Peter Henry for a discussion of how emerging markets have responded to the global recession of 2008-2009 and potential lessons for developed countries.

Inaugurated in 2002 in memory of Council member John B. Hurford, this annual lecture features individuals who represent critical new thinking in foreign policy and international affairs.

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South Korea, Poland, and Turkey: Three Emerging Market Success Stories Look to Sustain Their Growth

Speaker: Steven Cook
Speaker: Marcus Noland
Speaker: Mitchell Orenstein
Presider: Gideon Rose

Emerging economies have boomed over the past decade, but many have recently seen their currencies come under pressure. With a potential currency crisis looming, CFR's Steven A. Cook, Marcus Noland of the Petersen Institute for International Economics, and Mitchell Orenstein of Northeastern University take an in-depth look at three emerging market success stories in a conversation with Foreign Affairs editor Gideon Rose.

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Challenges and Opportunities in Africa: A Conversation with Nicky Oppenheimer

Speaker: Nicky Oppenheimer
Presider: Teresa Clarke

Join Nicky Oppenheimer as he discusses some of the lessons and opportunities for Africa that have arisen from the global economic crisis, including how business contributes to sustainable development, the importance of international trade and flows of real investment in building diversified and sustainable economies, and the importance of effective African participation in international and multilateral institutions.

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The Economy of the Olympics

Jose Ursua interviewed by Toni Johnson

With the London summer games at an end, economist Jose Ursua discusses whether or not Olympics have a financial impact for host cities, and the broader implications for the global economy.

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