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Culminating Event for Bringing Balance to IMF Reform Debate

July 18-19, 2008

Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Sponsored by the Centre for International Governance and Innovation

Meeting Agenda

Venue: CIGI Seagram Room, 57 Erb St. West, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Friday, July 18, 2008


4:30-7:30     Cocktails and snacks at CIGI

6:00-6:30     Mr. John Hicklin, Independent Evaluation Office Presentation

7:30             Dinner at CIGI

Introductions and Welcome

 

Saturday, July 19, 2008


8:30-9:00     Breakfast at CIGI

9:30 - 10:00    Why we need regional perspectives on reforming international monetary relations?

Introduction: Dr. Ngaire Woods, Dr. Bessma Momani, Dr. Jo Marie Griesgraber

10:00 - 12:15   Regional Views on IMF Policy Advice and Technical Advice

Chair: The Right Honorable Paul Martin

Regional Outputs [5-7 minutes]

Africa - Dr. Jo Marie Griesgraber and Cyrus Rustomjee
Central Asia - Mr. Suerkul Abdybaly tegin
Middle East - Dr. Ngaire Woods
Latin America - Dr. Marion Williams
Asia - Dr. Meibo Huang

Commentary [3-5 minutes]

Dr. James Boughton
Dr. Johannes Linn
Dr. Roy Culpeper

Discussion [30-35 minutes]

Open to questions and comments

12:30 – 1:30    Lunch in CIGI Atrium

1:30-3:30     International Monetary and Financial Cooperation

Chair: Mr. John Murray

Regional Outputs [5-7 minutes]

Africa -Dr. Jo Marie Griesgraber and Cyrus Rustomjee
Central Asia - Mr. Chorobek Imashev
Middle East - Dr. Tarek Coury
Latin America - Dr. Jose Antonio Ocampo
Asia - Dr. Fan He

Commentary [3-5 minutes]

Dr. John Williamson
Dr. Wendy Dobson
Dr. Edwin “Ted” Truman

Discussion [30-35 minutes]

Open to questions and comments

3:30-3:45   Coffee Break

3:45-5:30    Regional Views on Governance reform and Representation Issues

Chair: Mr. Tom Bernes

Regional Outputs [5-7 minutes]

Africa - Dr. Cyrus Rustomjee
Central Asia - Mr. Marat Tazabekov
Middle East - Dr. Bessma Momani
Latin America - Dr. Ariel Buira
Asia - Dr. John Williamson

Commentary [3-5 minutes]

Mr. Amar Bhattacharya
Dr. Ralph Bryant
Dr. Domenico Lombardi

Discussion [30-35 minutes]

Open to questions and comments

6:45-7:30    Cocktails at Rushes Restaurant, Waterloo Inn

7:30    Dinner at Rushes Restaurant, Waterloo Inn


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