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Global Development Horizons 2011

Multipolarity and the New Global Economy

Tuesday, May 17 at 12:30pm in J1-050 Auditorium

Global Development Horizons 2011 explores how the evolution toward a multi-polar world economic order influences the way global business and the international monetary system operate and touches on how that shift will affect the least developed economies.Key messages from the report will be highlighted and discussants will explore implications for the future shape of  international monetary system and the patterns of global investment to and from emerging market economies.

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Hans Timmer
Director, Development Prospect Groups, World Bank
Mansoor Dailami
Manager, Emerging Global Trends, World Bank
Vadim Nikolaevich Grishin
Executive Director, Russia Federation, World Bank
David Wessel
Economics Editor, The Wall Street Journal

Michael Mandelbaum
Director, American Foreign Policy Program, School of Advanced and International Studies,
Johns Hopkins University

For panelist biographies, please see below.

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Hans Timmer
Director, Development Prospects Group, World Bank
Mr. Timmer is Director of the World Bank's Development Prospects Group. The group is responsible for the World Bank’s global macroeconomic forecasts and studies cross-border flows to developing countries, from trade and financial flows to remittances and migration. With long-term scenario analysis, structural issues like trade agreements, climate change policies, migration, global income distribution, and policies aimed at meeting the Millennium Development Goals are examined. Under his management, the Group produces the World Bank’s flagship reports Global Economic Prospects, Global Monitoring Report, an upcoming Global Development Horizons, in addition to other monitoring and forecasting publications.

Mansoor Dailami
Manager, Emerging Global Trends, World Bank
Mr. Dailami is Manager of the Emerging Global Trends Team of the Development Prospects Group at the World Bank. He is responsible for the monitoring and analysis of emerging global economic and financial trends that affect developing countries ‘growth and investment prospects. He also manages the research and development of the World Bank flagship, Global Development Horizons, project that explores how the fast rise of emerging economies is transforming global investment and financial landscape. He is a highly-regarded expert on infrastructure finance, macroeconomic policy reform in emerging economies, and emerging market finance, topics on which he has advised governments and published extensively. Since joining the World Bank in 1986, Mr. Dailami has been most recognized for leading the Global Development Finance team -- a World Bank annual flagship -- for several years. He has also lead major country lending operations and technical assistance for capacity building and policy reform in several World Bank client countries.   

David Wessel
Economics Editor, Wall Street Journal
Mr. Wessel, is economics editor of The Wall Street Journal and writes the "Capital” column, a weekly look at the economy and forces shaping living standards around the world. He also appears frequently on CNBC and National Public Radio. He previously worked for the Boston Globe, the Hartford (Conn.) Courant and Middletown (Conn.) Press. David has shared two Pulitzer Prizes, one for Boston Globe stories on the persistence of racism in Boston and the other for stories in The Wall Street Journal on corporate wrong-doing. David has served as a member of the Committee for Economic Development’s Research Advisory Board and the advisory board of the Community College Research Center at Columbia University.
Vadim Grishin
Executive Director, Russia Federation, World Bank
Mr. Grishin has been Executive Director for Russian Federation since November 2010. Prior to that Mr. Grishin served in a number of senior posts in the Russian government and the diplomatic corps: as an Aide to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation; as Minister-Counselor on Economic Affairs of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the US; as Chief of the Economic Division and Deputy Director of the North America Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. He had also served as First Secretary and Economic Counselor of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Spain; as an Expert in the Administration of the President and as Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister. Earlier Mr. Grishin was a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Latin America, managing editor of “Latin America” journal and a columnist at “Democratic Russia” weekly. Currently, Mr. Grishin serves on the Budget Committee (BC) and on the Committee on Development Effectiveness (CODE).
Michael Mandelbaum
Director, American Foreign Policy Program, School of Advanced and International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
Mr. Mandelbaum is the Christian A. Herter Professor of American Foreign Policy at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC, and is the director of the American Foreign Policy Program there.  He has also held teaching posts at Harvard and Columbia Universities, and at the United States Naval Academy.He serves on the board of advisors of The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, a Washington-based organization sponsoring research and public discussion on American policy toward the Middle East. Professor Mandelbaum is the author or co-author of numerous articles and of twelve books.

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