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Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Danny Leipziger - Growth and Governance: Twin Economic Objectives
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Danny Leipziger is the Vice President for Poverty Reduction and Economic Management (PREM) and Head of the PREM Network of more than 700 economists and other professionals working on economic policy, lending, and analytic work for the World Bank's client countries. In this capacity he provides strategic leadership and direction to Regional PREM units as well as groups working on economic policy formulation in the area of growth and poverty, debt, trade, gender, and public sector management and governance. He is heavily involved in positioning the Bank on major economic policy issues and in managing the Bank's overall interactions on these issues with key partner institutions - including the IMF, OECD, regional development banks and the European Union. He works closely with Regional Vice Presidents on leading edge and cross-country economic matters.

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Wednesday, October 25, 2006
The Challenge of Multilateralism: Political and Economic Needs
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
A 2006 Citigroup Foundation Lecture from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Kemal Dervis, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2006
China's Banking System Reform and Financial Public Policy, and the Future Development of China's Development Bank
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Dawei Liu is the Chief Financial Officer of China Development Bank and Professor at the Graduate School of China People's Bank. Through its role as a development financial institution of the government of China, China Development Bank has been an implementer of development financing while strengthening the competitiveness of China and improving the living standard of its people. Prior to joining the China Development Bank, Professor Liu served in various roles such as the Director of Research with the Beijing Municipal Government, the President of the China XinDa Trust Investment Company, and as the President of the China Investment Bank. In 2004 he presented case studies on infrastructure projects at the Asia-Pacific Infrastructure Forum.

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Thursday, March 16, 2006
Designing Better Microfinance
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

A symposium designed to explore the latest thinking from microfinance practitioners and academics on improving microfinance programs.

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Thursday, February 16, 2006
Jean Lemierre, President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM
A 2006 Citigroup Foundation Lecture from the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Prior to his position at the EBRD, President Lemierre was Head of the French Private Office of the Minister of Economy and Finance and Director of France's Treasury. This Citigroup lecture was presented in conjunction with the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the International Policy Center.

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Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Merck & Co.'s Botswana HIV/AIDS Program: the Pricing of Essential Medicines in Developing Markets
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Tom Bombelles, Director of International Government Relations at Merck & Co., Inc. speaks on Merck's HIV/AIDS program in Botswana and the pricing of essential medicines in developing markets, more specifically on what sort of business challenges exist in these markets – establishing prices, logistical constraints, pushback/support from governments, the WTO/intellectual property rights, other corporations, NGOs, etc.

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Thomas Bombelle: Director of Goverment Relations at Merck
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Thomas Bombelle: Director of Goverment Relations at Merck

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Thursday, January 26, 2006
Health Care Financing, Access, and Equity in the Developing World
4:00 PM -  5:30 PM

Margaret Kruk, MD, MPH School of Public Health, will speak on health care financing in the developing world.

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