Leaders In Global Economic Policy To Discuss “Addressing Global Inequality” In A Public Dialogue

January 29, 2016
Four panel photo includes Madeleine Albright '59, Sri Mulyani Indrawati,  Christine Lagarde and Mark Malloch-Brown

Some of world’s most influential leaders in global economic policy will take part in a public dialogue, entitled “Addressing Global Inequality,” on Sunday, January 31, 2016, at 2:30 PM in the Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall Auditorium. The talk is free and open to the public and will be live-streamed.

The dialogue is presented as part of the 2016 Madeleine Korbel Albright Institute for Global Affairs Wintersession. It features Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF); Sri Mulyani Indrawati, managing director and chief operating officer of the World Bank; and Mark Malloch-Brown, former deputy secretary general and chief of staff for the United Nations. Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Korbel Albright ’59 will also participate.

“It is truly an honor to have Christine Lagarde, Sri Mulyani Indrawati, and Mark Malloch-Brown share the same stage at my alma mater,” Albright said. “They have each made significant efforts to combat one of the most serious problems facing the world today: global inequality. If we are to have any hope of making this issue a problem of the past, we must engage the future generation of women leaders. I can think of no better place to do so than at Wellesley College.”

The public dialogue is the keynote event for “Impact Albright,” a weekend symposium that will bring together scholars, policy makers and government officials to discuss global inequality in areas such as public health and hunger.

Over 200 past Albright Fellows, now Wellesley alumnae, have returned to campus for the symposium and a special reunion. The returning Fellows will take part in the first annual “Maddy Talks: Global Ideas With Impact,” which will showcase some of the important work in which Albright Institute Fellows have engaged since participating in the Institute. Diana Chapman Walsh ’66, Former Wellesley College President, will serve as the inaugural Maddy Talk presenter.

Several of the symposium sessions are also free and open to the public. Please visit the Albright Institute website for a schedule of public events.