Bertelsmann Foundation and Financial Times held its 6th annual conference in Washington on April 10

Bertelsmann Foundation opening reception at the National Portrait Gallery in WashingtonWorld Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim was the keynote speaker at the annual Bertelsmann Foundation reception at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington.

“A WORLD OUT OF BALANCE: Surplus of Politics, A Deficit of Ideas” was the topic at the Bertelsmann Foundation and Financial Times sixth annual conference on Thursday, April 10, and focused on 21st century growth sectors and TTIP, with lessons from 1914 for today. The conference was arranged in conjunction with the World Bank and International Monetary Fund spring meetings.

Bertelsmann Foundation.20140410 032.JPGOpening reception at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington

THE CONFERENCE’S featured speakers included among others Martin Blessing, Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors, Commerzbank; Charles Boustany, Jr., MD, U.S. Congressman (R-La); August? Carstens, Governor, Bank of Mexico; Christopher Clark, Author, “The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914;” Jacob Frenkel, Chairman, JP Morgan Chase International and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Group of Thirty; Jason Furman, Chairman, White House Council of Economic Advisers; Peter Orszag, Vice Chairman, Global Banking, Citigroup; and Adam Posen, President, Peterson Institute for International Economics and former Member, Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee.

THE CONFERENCE was preceded by the annual opening reception on Wednesday evening at the National Portrait Gallery, where the keynote speaker, the World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim talked about the organization’s agenda for the future and its goal to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030.

HOSTS were Aart De Geus, President and CEO, Bertelsmann Foundation; Liz Mohn, Vice Chairwoman, Bertelsmann Stiftung; and Annette Heuser, Executive Director, Bertelsmann Foundation.

 

Bertelsmann Foundation opening reception at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington

Bertelsmann Foundation opening reception at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington

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