Nancy Birdsall
President, Center for Global Development

Nancy Birdsall participated in the World Leader’s Forum panel, Making Globalization Work, in September 2006.

Nancy Birdsall is the founding president of the Center for Global Development. Prior to launching the center, Birdsall served for three years as senior associate and director of the Economic Reform Project at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Her work at Carnegie focused on issues of globalization and inequality, as well as on the reform of the international financial institutions. From 1993 to 1998, Birdsall was executive vice president of the Inter-American Development Bank, the largest of the regional development banks, where she oversaw a $30 billion public and private loan portfolio. Before joining the Inter-American Development Bank, Birdsall spent 14 years in research, policy, and management positions at the World Bank, most recently as director of the Policy Research Department.

Ms. Birdsall is the author, coauthor, or editor of more than a dozen books and monographs. She has also written more than 75 articles for books and scholarly journals published in English and Spanish. Shorter pieces of her writing have appeared in dozens of U.S. and Latin American newspapers and periodicals.

Participated In

Making Globalization Work

Date: September 18, 2006 from 6:15 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Roone Arledge Auditorium, Alfred Lerner Hall
Description:
A discussion with distinguished panelists on solutions for some of the world's most pressing problems, such as debt, unfair trade, the "resource curse," the need to curb harmful emissions and world poverty. In conjunction with the Heyman Center, the Committee on Global Thought, and the Initiative for Policy Dialogue