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 Selected Government Sector, Foundations, and Multilateral Agency Speeches:

June 24, 2011: Speaker on Panel on “Globalization, Business and International Finance” moderated by Frank Sesno for the GW University Board of Trustees Leadership Retreat, Cambridge, MD.

June 15, 2011: Speaker, GW Colonial Inauguration Undergraduate Orientation Program on "Future Global Crisis?", Washington D.C.

June 13, 2011: Keynote dinner speaker, American Bankers Association, “Global Sovereign Debt Crisis”, Washington D.C.

June 13, 2011: Featured Speaker for the International Executive MBA U.S. Residency Program, Cranfield University (U.K.), on “Global Financial Crisis: Is it Predictable or Manageable”, GW Office of Executive Education, Washington D.C.

May 13, 2011: Speaker for The European Union Center of Excellence and the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at The Georgia Institute of Technology on “Multidisciplinary Approaches to Research on Regional Economic Integration: Competition and Cooperation in the EU and Beyond” , Washington D.C.

May 10, 2011: Closed Policy Session Workshop Panelist, titled “State of the Eurozone - Should we be worried about European Banks?”, May 10, 2011 The Brookings Institution, Washington D.C.

March 31, 2011: Workshop Panelist for Brookings Center on the U.S. and Europe and the Heinrich Böll Foundation workshop titled “Europe in 2011: Debt, Politics and Growth-An American View of the Euro Crisis,” The Brookings Institution, Washington D.C.

Dec 1, 2010: Panelist for Brookings Center on the U.S. and Europe and the Heinrich Böll Foundation workshop titled “In the Wake of the Crisis: Macroeconomic Dilemmas and Financial Regulation Challenges For Europe, America and the World,” The Brookings Institution, Washington D.C.

Oct 29, 2010: Speaker and Discussant for Panel on “Financial Issues in Emerging Markets”, GW Global Forum, The George Washington University, New York, NY.

Oct 28, 2010: Keynote Panelist for “State of the Union” Keynote Address, Missouri Valley Economic Association (MVEA), St. Louis, Missouri.

June 2, 2010: Featured Speaker on a panel for the seventh Annual Conference of our Center on the United States and Europe (CUSE) on “From the Lisbon Treaty to the Eurozone Crisis: A New Beginning or the Unraveling of Europe? The Brookings Institution, Washington D.C.

April 14-15, 2010: Participated and spoke at the 3rd Transatlantic Economic Dialogue, “After the Crisis: Consequences for Companies and Economic Governance”, Johns Hopkins University SAIS and BMW Stiftung Hert Quandt.

Nov 4, 2009: Luncheon Discussant with His Excellency, Jorge Dezcallar de Mazarredo, Ambassador of Spain to the U.S. to discuss the challenges of the internationalization of Spanish universities in the presence of the creation of the European Space of Higher Education, Embassy of Spain.

June 11, 2009: Featured Speaker on a panel, “Economic Crisis, Political Rebound: The State of the European Union in 2009,” jointly hosted by the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution (CUSE) and the Heinreich Boll Foundation, Washington D.C.

May 7, 2009: Special guest to the Italian American Congressional Delegation and the National Italian American Foundation special policy address in the U.S. Congress by the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Franco Frattini on “Italy in the Global Outlook.”

April 14, 2009: Speaker on a panel, “Political Economy Of The Contemporary Persian Gulf States” for 1he Conference on “Politics and Society in the Contemporary Gulf", hosted by The Institute for Middle East Studies at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, Washington D.C.

January 2009: Inaugural Speaker for the 2009 Aspen Institute Congressional Program Breakfast Speaker Series, “The Current International Financial Crisis and the American Role." U.S. Senate Capital Building, (Participation is limited to members of Congress only. No lobbyists, congressional staff or outside observers are permitted.)

April 11, 2008: Rebuttal Speaker for Turkish Minister Of Economics. “Recent Developments In Emerging Markets And Where Does Turkey Stand” at the World Bank-IMF, American Turkish Association, GWU sponsored Conference on the “New Outlook Of Turkish Financial Markets In The Global Financial World”.

Sept 2007: U.S. Senate, Congressional Speech: "Is the American Economy Unduly Influenced by Foreign Sovereign Wealth Funds?" U.S. Senate Capital Building, Congressional speech.

March 2006: Speaker for Global Workshop Panel (with World Bank) for NCRC Annual Conference on “Economic Injustice: The Ongoing Hurricane.” (non-governmental agency for economic justice and fair access to credit, capital and financial services). Panel: “Balancing the Banking System: Bank Models for Serving the Poor”. Washington D.C.

Dec 2006: Speaker: Invited to be the 2006 Douglas Y. Thomas Visiting Economist Series Speaker at Bradley University – sponsored by Caterpillar Inc. The Visiting Economist Series has featured seminars by economists including Milton Friedman, Robert Barro, Deidre McCloskey, James Buchanan, Douglas North. Title of the speech: "Oil and Arms: A Disastrous Environment for Economic Growth in the Middle East."

Dec 14, 2006: Invited Expert Participant: The Atlantic Council of the U.S. Program on Transatlantic Relations, “The European Economy: Challenges and Future Prospects” (co-sponsored with the Washington Delegation of the European Commission, the U.S. National Intelligence Council, and the German Marshall Fund of the United States),Washington DC.

Nov 2005: Co-Sponsored EU Research Center and Homeland Security Policy Institute Event with Italian Embassy and Deputy Finance Minister on the “Challenges of Economic Reform in Europe.” Speaker on Panel with Italian Deputy Finance Minister (Dr. Mario Baldassarri) at the Homeland Security Policy Institute on “Challenges of Economic Reform in Europe.” November 7, 2005.

Nov 2005: Speaker, for ESIA Annual U.S. Congressional Conference “Governing in the Global Age”. Speech title: “Understanding the International Financial System.”

Nov 2005: Speaker at the Globalization Conference for U.S. Congressional members, Washington D.C.

Oct 2005: Director and organizer of International Conference Workshop for World Bank and GW faculty titled “Time-distance Analysis: New Economic Methods for Comparing Regions, Countries, and Organizations.” October 25, 2005. Sponsored by EU Research Center and ACES.

August 2004: Invited Speaker, Oxford University Roundtable on “International Trade”, sponsored by GW President’s Office and School of Business Dean’s Office. Oxford, U.K.

June 2004: Speaker at the Globalization Conference for U.S. Congressional members, Washington D.C.

Sept 2002: Speaker for Eastern Trade Council Executive Symposium: “Expanding Northeast Exports In A Changing Global Marketplace”, US Export Trade Council, New York. Topic: “Plenary Session: Global Financial and Economic Trends Impacting Trade” (34 U.S. Congressional members).

July 2002: Speaker at the Globalization Conference for U.S. Congressional members, Washington D.C.

February 2002: Speaker at the Globalization Conference for U.S. Congressional members, Washington D.C..

March 2001: Speaker at the Globalization Conference for U.S. Congressional members, Washington D.C.

Dec 2000: Invited Round Table Discussant, (sponsored by GW President’s Office), for “Globalization of Competition Policy”. Conference hosted by the Ditchly Foundation, United Kingdom.

July 1999: Round Table Discussant, U.S. Department of State – Office of Russian and European Analysis and the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, “Workshop on the European Union”, Washington D.C.

February 1999: University Lecturer for Department of Education - Europe Sponsored Program at University of North Florida, on “The European Union Confronts its Future”.

January 1999: Round Table Discussant, U.S. Department of State and National Intelligence Council Conference on the “European Union’s Big Three: New Leaders, New Dynamics?” , Washington D.C.

April – July 1998: Speaker/Lecturer for three week long seminars on “Russian Financial Sector Development” to GASPROM Russian Oil and Gas Executives, USAID-IBS, Washington DC.

Feb 1998: Speaker at the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), “The Euro’s Impact on Global Financial Markets”, US-ITC Economics Seminar Series, Washington DC.

1997-1999: Speaker/Lecturer for U.S. State Department Foreign Service Institute on “The European Union, the Euro, and the World Economy”, U.S. State Department, Washington D.C.