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Summers, Velasco to speak about financial crisis at IDB seminar

A panel of experts will gather at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) on Friday, April 24, to discuss how multilateral institutions and policies adopted by advanced economies can help Latin America and the Caribbean face the effects of the current global financial crisis.

The seminar “The Global Crisis and Latin America and the Caribbean: Views from Washington,” will feature Lawrence Summers, Director of the White House National Economic Council, as the keynote speaker. Andrés Velasco, Chile’s Finance Minister is among the panelists in the event.

WHAT: Seminar “The Global Crisis and Latin America and the Caribbean: Views from Washington”

WHO: Lawrence Summers, Director of the White House National Economic Council
Andrés Velasco, Chile’s Finance Minister
Daniel Zelikow, IDB Executive Vice President
Guillermo Calvo, International and Public Affairs Professor, Columbia University
Simon Johnson, Professor of Entrepreneurship, MIT
Kenneth Rogoff, Professor of Economics at Harvard University

WHEN: Friday, April 24, 2:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

WHERE: IDB Conference Center, 1330 New York Ave. NW, Washington D.C.

Members of the press interested in covering the event should contact Mildred Rivera, at 202-623-2319, mildredr@iadb.org