Global Recovery and Global Cooperation: The Challenges Ahead


May 19, 2011, 12:00 AM EDT
Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington, DC
John Lipsky (International Monetary Fund)

Event Summary

John Lipsky, acting managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), delivered the tenth annual Niarchos Lecture, entitled "Global Recovery and Global Cooperation: The Challenges Ahead," on May 19, 2011. At a time when the role of the IMF has never been more important, and when the G-20 summits and its own governance structure have given it unprecedented responsibilities, Lipsky shared the lessons from this crucial period of world economic history and his vision for the future.

John Lipsky has been first deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund since 2006. Previously, he was vice chairman of the JP Morgan Investment Bank and chief economist at JP Morgan, Chase Manhattan, and Salomon Brothers. Dr. Lipsky spent a decade at the IMF before those assignments after receiving his PhD in economics from Stanford.

The Niarchos Lecture is the Institute's premier annual event. Previous speakers in the series, which began in 2001, have included Alan Greenspan, Ernesto Zedillo, Lawrence Summers, Long Yongtu, Mario Monti, Heizo Takenaka, Petr Aven, Nandan Nilekani, and Niall Ferguson. These events are made possible by a generous grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, whose support enables the Institute to present a major program each year on a topic of central concern to the US and international policy communities.

Event Materials

Niarchos Lecture brochure and program [pdf, 1.47 MB]

Presentation [mov]



About This Series

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Lecture was presented at the Institute between 2001 and 2019 by such noted economists turned global policymakers as Agustín Carstens, Alan Greenspan, Mervyn King, Mario Monti, Lawrence Summers, Jean-Claude Trichet, Long Yongtu, and Ernesto Zedillo. This annual event was made possible by the generous support of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.