CIGI Experts Available for Comment on IMF and World Bank Group Meetings

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The Centre for International Governance will have nine of its fellows and affiliated researchers available for comment on the annual meetins of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group

Waterloo, Canada – September 22 – Looking for expert commentary on the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group?
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) will have the following experts in Washington from Sept. 23-25 and available for media interviews:

  • Thomas A. Bernes, CIGI Executive Director and former director of the IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office, and former executive secretary of the joint IMF-World Bank Development Committee
  • Bessma Momani, CIGI Senior Fellow and associate professor of political science at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, author of IMF-Egyptian Debt Negotiations (American University of Cairo Press, 2006)
  • Susan M. Schadler, CIGI Senior Visiting Fellow and former deputy director of the IMF’s European Department

CIGI will also have a number of its other experts available for phone or video link-up interviews via the CIGI Broadcast Studio in Waterloo, Ontario. This list of experts includes:

  • Manmohan Agarwal, CIGI Senior Visiting Fellow and former senior economist at the IMF and former strategist for the World Bank’s Latin American department
  • Paul Heinbecker, CIGI Distinguished Fellow and former Canadian ambassador to the United Nations
  • Eric Helleiner, CIGI Chair in International Political Economy at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and co-editor of Global Finance in Crisis: The Politics of International Regulatory Change (Routledge, 2010)
  • Daniel Schwanen, CIGI Senior Fellow and associate vice president of trade and international policy at the C.D. Howe Institute
  • Simon Zadek, CIGI Senior Visiting Fellow and senior adviser on sustainability to the World Economic Forum

MEDIA CONTACT:
Declan Kelly, Communications Specialist, CIGI
Tel: 519.885.2444, ext. 356, Email: dkelly(at)cigionline(dot)org
The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is an independent, nonpartisan think tank on international governance. Led by experienced practitioners and distinguished academics, CIGI supports research, forms networks, advances policy debate and generates ideas for multilateral governance improvements. Conducting an active agenda of research, events and publications, CIGI’s interdisciplinary work includes collaboration with policy, business and academic communities around the world. CIGI was founded in 2001 by Jim Balsillie, co-CEO of Research In Motion (RIM), and collaborates with and gratefully acknowledges support from a number of strategic partners, in particular the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario. For more information, please visit http://www.cigionline.org.

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