Transatlantic Perspectives on Current Financial and Economic Developments

 

In conjunction with State Department International Visitor Leadership Program’s project
on March 6, 2012,
The Streit Council for a Union of Democracies
and the School of Public Policy at George Mason University
hosted a Roundtable Discussion:

Transatlantic Perspectives on
Current Financial and Economic Developments


From left to right: Desmond Dinan, Richard Conn Henry, Jeremy Mayer, Sonia Ketkar, Mark Weisbrot

Introductory Remarks:
Richard Conn Henry, President: The Streit Council for a Union of Democracies, Professor of Physics and Astronomy: Johns Hopkins University

Moderator:
Desmond Dinan, Professor of Public Policy and Ad personam Jean Monnet Professor: School of Public Policy, George Mason University

Speakers:
Mark Weisbrot, Co-Director: Center for Economic and Policy Research, Washington, D.C.
Sonia Ketkar, Assistant Professor:  School of Public Policy, George Mason University
Jeremy Mayer, Associate Professor: School of Public Policy, George Mason University

Topics Discussed: Impact of global economic and financial developments on U.S. politics, foreign policy and EU-U.S. relations

  • U.S. perspectives on international economic and monetary issues
  • Issues related to the global financial crisis and U.S. efforts to promote financial stability
  • U.S. investment in emerging markets and programs that assist developing markets
  • Transferable U.S. experiences in banking, private and public sector financing, regulatory institution development and academic analysis of market economy conditions

Participants:
Foreign visitors participating in the State Department International Visitor Leadership Program’s project on U.S. Financial Systems and the Global Economy

Bulgaria: Ms. Dorothea Ivanova PANDOVA-GARGOVA
Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Sofia

Germany: Ms. Doerte EISENHAUER
Acting Head, Unit IV B 2 “International Relations with America and the Near East”
State Chancellery of North Rhine-Westphalia, Duesseldorf

Hungary: Ms. Dora SIKLOS
Financial Expert, Directorate for Fiscal Policy
National Bank of Hungary, Budapest

Latvia: Mr. Aleksandrs ANTONOVS
Deputy State Secretary
Ministry of Finance, Riga

Netherlands: Mr. Ozgur ULUTAS
Senior Policy Officer
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation
The Hague

United Kingdom: Mr. Sharjil Idris AHMED
Manager, Institutional Sales
Bank of London and the Middle East, Middlesex

Portugal: Mr. Jose Duarte Piteira Rica Silvestre CORDEIRO
Member of Parliament, Socialist Parliamentary Group

Portugal: Ms. Ines DRUMOND
Director General, Office for Planning, Strategy, Evaluation, and International Relations
Ministry of Finance and Public Administration, Lisbon

Russia: Mr. Ivan Andreyevich VOLKOV
Lead Specialist, Department of Structured Finance
NOMOS-bank, Moscow

 

Left: Streit Council President Richard Conn Henry delivers his opening remarks
Right: Professor Desmond Dinan, Richard Conn Henry, Jeremy Mayer

Left & Right: Participants engage with panelists during the question and answer session

Left: Jeremy Mayer, Sonia Ketkar, Mark Weisbrot
Right: Participants engage with panelists during the question and answer session


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