Albright Institute: Public Dialogue

Addressing Global Inequality


Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 2:30pm
Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall Auditorium (201)

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright ’59 joins other distinguished international leaders for a panel discussion on global inequality. Dignitaries include the following:

Secretary Madeleine K. Albright '59, U.S. Secretary of State (1997-2001)
Madeleine Albright is an American politician and diplomat. She is the first woman to have become the United States Secretary of State. She was nominated by U.S. President Bill Clinton on December 5, 1996, and was unanimously confirmed by a U.S. Senate vote of 99–0. Albright currently serves as a professor of International Relations at Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. She holds a PhD from Columbia University and numerous honorary degrees. In May 2012, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. President Barack Obama. Secretary Albright also serves as a director on the board of the Council on Foreign Relations. She established The Albright Institute at Wellesley in 2010 to create a unique interdisciplinary methodology to addressing the challenges we face in the world today.
 
Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Managing Director of the World Bank Group
As Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer, Sri Mulyani Indrawati is responsible for the institution’s operations in all regions.Ms. Indrawati joined the World Bank in June 2010. Previously she served as Indonesia’s minister of finance in addition to being the coordinating minister of economic affairs. She led the Indonesian National Development Planning Agency prior to her position as Finance Minister. Her earlier positions include Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund, faculty member at the University of Indonesia and Visiting Professor at the Andrew Young School of Public Policy at Georgia State University. Ms. Indrawati holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Illinois and a B.A. in economics from the University of Indonesia.
 
Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
Lagarde was the first woman to become finance minister of a G8 economy, and is the first woman to head the IMF. A noted antitrust and labour lawyer, Lagarde became the first female chairman of the international law firm Baker & McKenzie. On 16 November 2009, the Financial Times ranked her the best Minister of Finance in the Eurozone. She also holds a master's degree from the Institut d'études politiques d'Aix-en-Provence. Since 2010, she has presided over Sciences Po Aix's board of directors.
 
Mark Malloch Brown, Former Deputy Secretary General and Chief of Staff of the United Nations
George Mark Malloch Brown, Baron Malloch-Brown, KCMG, PC (born 16 September 1953) is a former UK government minister (2007 - 2009) and United Nations Deputy Secretary-General (2006), as well as development specialist at the World Bank and United Nations (1994 - 2005), and a communications consultant and journalist. He was Minister of State in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office of the British government with responsibility for Africa, Asia and the United Nations (June 2007 - July 2009). Malloch Brown was previously at the World Bank (1994–1999), the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (1999 to 2005) and briefly United Nations Deputy Secretary-General (April to December 2006). He had previously worked at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (1979–1983). He is also a former journalist for The Economist, development specialist, and communications consultant. He has served as Chair of the Royal African Society, among other non-governmental and private sector roles, such as membership of the Executive Committee of the International Crisis Group.
 
The panel will be moderated by Heather Long '04, CNNMoney's Markets and Investing Editor. Prior to joining CNN, she was an assistant editor at The Guardian, working in New York. Before that, Long worked for her local paper, The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, PA., which won a Pulitzer Prize for reporting on the Penn State/Jerry Sandusky Scandal during her time there. She started her  career at investment advisory firm Cambridge Associates and holds a master’s degree in financial economics from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. She was an English and Economics double major at Wellesley College. 
 
The Public Dialogue is preceded by two additional panel discussions: Health for All : Public Health and Health Care in Rwanda and Can We End Hunger by 2030? Will We? Both the dialogue and the morning symposium panels are free and open to the public. Doors open for the Public Dialogue at 1:30 PM; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. All attendees are subject to security check and bag search, and are encouraged to not bring large bags or backpacks. The panels will also be streamed live on Wellesley's LIVE page for those unable to join us on campus.