Exploring Global Economies in Washington, DC

A group of 2022 Scholars, Mentors and Fellows, whose theme for the Scientific Cycle is “Global Economies”, started the year off with a trip to Washington, DC, to meet with representatives of key institutions that influence global and regional economic policies. The trip was organized by Monique Smith (2022 Mentor). 

On Sunday January 7th, participants were offered a guided tour of the US capital which included stops at the Capitol, the Supreme Court, the White House and other monuments commemorating American history.  One of the 2022 Fellows hosted a dinner for the group which set the stage for the following days.

On Monday, the day began with a visit to the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes to meet the Vice-President of the World Bank and Secretary General of ICSID, a Canadian who has led ICSID for almost 15 years. The conversation was followed by a meeting with the Executive Director for Canada, Ireland, and the Caribbean of the World Bank, who spoke specifically about Canada's role at the Bank and together with her staff entertained a wide variety of questions from the Scholars.