Global Policymakers Series

This series features senior policymakers, senior management of international organizations, and others leaders in international affairs. It is a forum for MSFS students, faculty and distinguished guests to discuss economic and social issues of regional or global importance. It is organized by MSFS in partnership with other programs and centers at Georgetown University, such as the African Studies Program, the Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service (BSFS) Program, the BMW Center for German and European Studies, and the Mortara Center for International Studies, or with international organizations and foundations in Washington, DC, such as the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Upcoming Events

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Past Events

Ending Extreme Poverty – A Story of Trajectories and Choices
Alex Their (Assistant to the Administrator for Policy, Planning and Learning, USAID)
Thursday, 29 January 2015, 5:30 to 6:30 pm Lohrfink Auditorium
(Joint with GHD)

2015 Asian Development Outlook
Shang-Jin Wei (Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank)
Chair: Raj Desai, Discussant: Vikram Nehru (Bakrie Chair of Southeast Asian Studies, CEIP)
Friday, April 17, 10:00 - 11:30 pm
(Joint with BSFS and the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)

Current Economic and Political Developments in the European Union: 
The Perspective of Poland, a Non-Eurozone Member State
Mateusz Szczurek (Minister of Finance, Poland)
Chair: Holger Wolf
Friday, April 17, 12:00 - 1:30 pm 
(Joint with BMW)

The Challenge of Township Development in South Africa 
Asad Alam (Country Director for South Africa, World Bank)
Chair: Scott Taylor
Monday, April 20, 2:00-4:00
(Joint with BMW and Mortara Center)

Innovations in the Fight against Corruption:
The Experience of the Commission on Audit (COA) of the Philippines
Mike Aguinaldo (Chair, COA)
And Heidi Mendoza (Commissioner, COA and newly appointed Under-Secretary-General for the UN’s Internal Oversight Services)
With Ben Feit (Moderator and MSFS Adjunct Professor and Sr. Manager, Deloitte  Consulting)
Friday, Friday, September 25, 4:30-6:30pm
(Co-sponsored by US-Philippines Society and Georgetown’s Global Futures Initiatives)