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The Economic Tomorrow

Date: Wednesday, June 20, 18:30 - 20:00
Location: Teddy Hall

Is the worst of the global economic crisis already behind us? Are we beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel? Have the lessons of the crisis been learned and changes implemented in order to prevent a future crash? Did the crisis contribute to the crystallization of a new balance of power between the West and the rest? Towards what kind of tomorrow is the global economy heading?


Presidential Speech:

The Hon. Alassane Dramane Ouattara, Côte d'Ivoire: President, Côte d’Ivoire; former Prime Minister, Côte d’Ivoire; former Governor, Central Bank of West African States; former Deputy Director, African Department, International Monetary Fund.

Professor Stanley Fischer, Israel: Governor, Bank of Israel; former Vice Chairman, Citigroup; former First Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund; former Professor and Head of Department of Economics, M.I.T; former Chief Economist, World Bank.




Dr. Alan Bollard, New Zealand: Governor, Reserve Bank of New Zealand; former Secretary to the Treasury; former Chairman, New Zealand Commerce Commission; former Director, New Zealand Institute of Economic Research. Author: Crisis: One Central Bank Governor and the Global Financial Crisis (2010), “Man, Money and Machines: The Contribution of A W Phillips”, Economica (2011). Recipient: Honorary Doctor of Laws, University of Auckland.


Professor Niall Ferguson, UK: Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History, Harvard University; William Ziegler Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; Philippe Roman Chair in History and International Affairs; London School of Economics


Dr. Richard Haass, USA: President, Council on Foreign Relations; former Director, Policy Planning, Department of State; U.S. Coordinator for the Future of Afghanistan; US Special Envoy for Northern Ireland. Author: War of Necessity, War of Choice (2009). Recipient: State Department's Distinguished Honor Award; Presidential Citizens Medal.


Mr. Martin Wolf, UK: Associate Editor and Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times; Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Honorary Fellow, Nuffield College, Corpus Christi College, Oxford University, Oxford Institute for Economic Policy; Honorary Professor, University of Nottingham; Member, Board of Governors, Ben Gurion University. Author: Fixing Global Finance (2008); Why Globalization Works (2004). Recipient: Commander of the British Empire (for services to financial journalism); 32nd Ischia International Journalism Prize 2012.



The plenary will be simultaneously translated into Hebrew, English, Arabic, French, and Russian.


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