The Center for Global Development will host Lawrence Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus of Harvard University, for a lecture titled "US Leadership and the International Financial Institutions." A longtime board member of the Center, Summers was recently elected to succeed founding CGD Board Chair Edward Scott Jr, effective May 1. During the past two decades, Summers has served in a series of senior policy positions in Washington, D.C., including U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Director of the National Economic Council, and Chief Economist and Senior Vice President of Development Economics at the World Bank. He will draw upon this wide and deep experience in what promises to be an engaging and thought-provoking talk. Following his remarks, Following Summers's remarks, host of NPR's Morning Edition Steve Inskeep will hold a Davos-style interview with Summers, and moderate a discussion with questions from the audience.
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