Seventh Annual Global Economic Forum

June 30, 2004
8:30 A.M. Breakfast/Registration
9:00 A.M. Title: What is the WTO, and Whose Interests Does it Serve?
Description: The World Trade Organization is both controversial and misunderstood. This presentation will start with some facts about what the WTO does and does not do, and will also address the question of who gains and who loses from the WTO's work.

James Harrigan, Senior Economist, International Research Dept.

10:15 A.M. Break
10:30 A.M. Title: Is Outsourcing a Good Deal for the American Economy?
Description: An overview of the impact of outsourcing, its effect on global trade, and contribution to global deflation.

Rebecca Hellerstein, Economist, International Research Dept.

11:30 A.M. Lunch
12:30 P.M. Title: Preparing for the Global Economic Summit Simulation
1:30 P.M.

Title: Demystifying the IMF
Description: This presentation will provide a nuts and bolts overview of what the IMF is, why it was created, how it is organized and makes decisions, and the role it plays in the international financial system.

Shad Turney, Senior Financial Analyst, Emerging Markets and International Affairs

2:30 P.M. Title: Preparing for the Global Economic Summit Simulation
3:00 P.M. Adjourn