Video On Demand

Online Event: Digital Currency, Cross-Border Payments, and the International Monetary System

October 8, 2020 • 8:00 – 9:30 am EDT

A keynote armchair discussion and expert panel presented by the CSIS Economics Program and the OMFIF Digital Monetary Institute.

Please join the CSIS Economics Program in partnership with the OMFIF Digital Monetary Institute for a virtual webinar. This event will feature keynote remarks from Brent McIntosh, Under Secretary for International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Treasury and Kenji Okamura, Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs at Japan’s Ministry of Finance to discuss recent digital currency developments and what they could mean for the future of the international financial and monetary systems. The keynote will be followed by an expert panel discussion to address key issues including: 
  • The link between digital currency, cross-border payments infrastructure, and currency usage in the international financial and monetary systems. 
  • Technology that supports digital currency and how it can meet the design requirements, specifically of central bank digital currency.
  • Opportunities and risks presented by digital currency to commercial banks and established payments providers.
Welcome & Introductions

Matthew P. Goodman
Senior Vice President and Simon Chair in Political Economy, CSIS

Keynote Armchair Discussion
Brent J. McIntosh
Under Secretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Kenji Okamura
Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Japan
Moderated by: 
Stephanie Segal
Senior Fellow, Economics Program, CSIS
Panel Discussion

Tommaso Mancini-Griffoli
Division Chief of Payments, Currencies and Infrastructure, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, International Monetary Fund 

Neha Narula
Director of the Digital Currency Initiative, MIT Media Lab
Naveed Sultan
Global Head of Treasury & Trade Solutions Group, Citigroup
Moderated by: 
Phillip Middleton
Chairman, OMFIF Digital Monetary Institute
This event is made possible through the generous support of the Ministry of Finance, Japan.

Event Partners

Stephanie Segal

Stephanie Segal

Former Senior Fellow, Economics Program
Matthew P. Goodman

Matthew P. Goodman

Former Senior Vice President for Economics