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U.S. Global Leadership in 5 Critical Payments: The U.S. and General Capital Increases for MDBs

October 5, 2011 • 2:00 – 3:30 pm EDT

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Opening address by:

Gary Miller (R-CA),
Chairman of the Sub-Committee on International Monetary Policy and Trade, U.S. House of Representatives 

Administration response by:

Lael Brainard,
Under Secretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of the Treasury 

A panel discussion with:

Tony Fratto,
Managing Partner at Hamilton Place Strategies, Former Deputy Assistant and Deputy Press Secretary to Former President, George W. Bush;

Mark Green,
Senior Director, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition; Former Congressman (R-WI), U.S. House of Representatives;

Julie Katzman,
Executive Vice President, Inter-American Development Bank;

Daniel M. Price,
Managing Director, Rock Creek Global Advisors; Former Assistant to President George W. Bush and Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economics

Moderated by:

Daniel F. Runde,
Director of the Project on Prosperity and Development and William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis, CSIS

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Through targeted investments, multi-lateral development banks (MDBs) lay the foundations that underwrite long-term stability.  Multilateral institutions are a useful vehicle by which we can fund pro-democracy activities as U.S. security is inextricably linked to the prosperity and security of developing countries.  For the following fiscal year, the U.S. Department of Treasury is requesting the authorization of general capital increases and replenishments for the various MDBs.  This event will explore the effects on national security, economic impact, and U.S. leadership if the authorization of these capital increases does not occur.

Daniel F. Runde
Senior Vice President; William A. Schreyer Chair; Director, Project on Prosperity and Development