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November 3, 2005

Financial Markets
Gerd Hausler is a brave man.

Hausler heads the IMF's capital market division - so he is paid to worry.  And he is not all that worried: "I don't see a systemic crisis" That is a bold thing to say - even if he is right t…

November 16, 2006

Global
Ending Global Poverty

12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Meeting

November 16, 2006

Global
Ending Global Poverty

Watch Muhammad Yunus, founder and managing director of the Grameen Bank and recipient of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize, discuss the role of microcredit in fighting poverty.

January 30, 2006

Emerging Markets
It is hard to bet on curve flattening when the curve is already flat

Or spread compression when spreads have already compressed. As David Altig kindly noted, I was quoted in Clint Riley's Wall Street Journal story about the impact of a flat yield curve on bank ear…

April 5, 2006

Political History and Theory
Thicker Than Oil: America’s Uneasy Partnership with Saudi Arabia

Council Senior Fellow and Director for Middle East and Gulf Studies Rachel Bronson reveals why the U.S.-Saudi partnership became so intimate and how the countries’ shared interests sowed the seeds of…

September 25, 2007

Canada
A Conversation with Stephen Harper

MARIE-JOSEE KRAVIS:  Hello.  I'm Marie-Josee Kravis, and I'm very happy to be able to introduce to you Canada's prime minister.  But before I do so, I'd like to ask everyone to please turn off cellp…

September 25, 2007

Canada
A Conversation with Stephen Harper

Watch Stephen Harper, prime minister of Canada, discuss priorities for Canadian foreign policy, including climate change, the Americas and NAFTA, security in Afghanistan, and arctic sovereignty.

May 14, 2008

Global
Slavery and Supply Chains: What Businesses Can Do To Fight Human Trafficking

The unprecedented movement of labor and complex chains of production of exportable goods promise many advances for economic prosperity. Ambassador Mark Lagon will argue that the rule of law and good …