Wednesday, July 20, 2016

This Day in History: The Bretton Woods Conference

From July 1-22 1944, seven-hundred and thirty delegates gathered in New Hampshire to reform the post-World War II international monetary and financial order. The International Monetary Fund, which is located less than one mile from campus, was established as a result of the conference. As July draws to a close, we wanted to share some interesting facts about SAIS' relationship to the IMF as commemoration.

John Lipsky (center), former IMF Managing Director and current Senior Fellow at the SAIS Foreign Policy Institute moderates a panel on global financial stability. 
  • John Lipsky, former deputy managing director of the IMF joined SAIS as a s a distinguished visiting scholar in 2012. Lipsky served from September 2006 to August 2011 as the International Monetary Fund’s first deputy managing director—the organization’s No. 2 leadership role.
  • The International Monetary Fund Headquarters is located less than a mile from the JohnsHopkins SAIS campus.
  • A number of Johns Hopkins SAIS alumni work at the International Monetary Fund as researchers and analysts. 
  • Mitsuhiro Furusawa, Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund visited campus in March to deliver remarks on long-term growth prospects in the Middle East and Central Asia.