The George Washington University has the following experts available to discuss the upcoming International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group spring meetings being held in Washington, D.C. April 11-13:
Barry R. Chiswick, chair of the department of economics, is available to speak on the role of international migration in the world economy, including the migration of low-skilled workers and elder care workers, and the increasing international mobility of highly skilled STEM professionals.
James Foster, professor of economics and international affairs, is an expert on development economics, inequality and poverty, and economic theory and policy. Professor Foster is available to speak on these topics as they relate to the priorities of the IMF and World Bank.
David Karpf, assistant professor of media and public affairs, is an expert on online organizing for social change. Professor Karpf is the author of “Online Political Mobilization from the Advocacy Group's Perspective: Looking Beyond Clicktivism.”
Mark Kennedy, director of the Graduate School of Political Management, is an expert on foreign policy and trade and can talk about these issues as they relate to the priorities of the IMF and World Bank. Professor Kennedy previously served as a presidentially appointed trade advisor under both Presidents Bush and Obama.
Kathryn Newcomer, director of the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration, is available to speak about policy and program evaluation, performance measurement and evidence-based policy as they relate to the priorities of the IMF and World Bank.
Sean Roberts, director of the International Development Studies Program, is an expert on development theory, democracy development, media and development, culture and politics, indigenous rights, Central Asia, former Soviet Union and China. Professor Roberts is a cultural anthropologist and has extensive applied experience in international development work.
Stephen Smith, professor of economics and international affairs, is an expert on development economics and poverty. Professor Smith is the author of multiple books, including “Ending Global Poverty: A Guide to What Works.”