Multilateral Cooperation-The Key to a New Era of Inclusive Global Development?

April 21, 2017 - 12:30 pm

Atlantic Council, 1030 15th Street NW
Washington, DC

Multilateral Cooperation-The Key to a New Era of Inclusive Global Development?

A Conversation with:
Dr. Werner Hoyer
European Investment Bank

Mr. Robert Zoellick
International Advisory Board Member
Atlantic Council
Former President of the World Bank, US Trade Representative, and Deputy Secretary of State

Moderated by:
Fred Kempe
President and CEO
Atlantic Council
Globalization has left many individuals and communities behind, both in developing and advanced economies. It does not need be that way. With the right policies, countries can benefit from opportunities and lift those who have been left behind. In this light, the panelists will use this event to provide evidence on how multilateral institutions as well as the United States and Europe need to work together to promote inclusive markets and prosperity around the world, enabling concrete action on key challenges arising from trade, migration, climate change, slow economic growth, and inequality.

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1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevator) 
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Werner Hoyer serves as president of the European Investment Bank (EIB). Prior to acceding to the presidency of the EIB in 2012, Hoyer served as minister of state at the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1994 to 1998, and again from 2009 to 2012. Throughout his second stint as minister of state he was tasked with managing German-French relations. Dr. Hoyer has served as a member of the Bundestag since 1987 in addition to holding the role of chief whip from 1989 to 1993 and serving as security policy spokesperson the Free Democratic Party (FDP) from 1990 to 1994. From 2002 to 2009, he was deputy chair of the FDP parliamentary group in the Bundestag. Between 2005 and 2009, he also served as deputy chairman of the German-American Parliamentary Friendship Group.

Robert Zoellick is an International Advisory Board member at the Atlantic Council and senior fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He serves on the boards of Temasek, Singapore’s Sovereign Wealth Fund, and Laureate International Universities, as well as on the international advisory board of Rolls Royce. He previously served as the president of the World Bank Group from 2007 to 2012, US trade representative from 2001 to 2005, and deputy secretary of state from 2005 to 2006. From 1985 to 1993, Mr. Zoellick served as counselor to the secretary of the treasury and under secretary of state, as well as the White House deputy chief of staff. Mr. Zoellick is a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, the Department of State’s highest honor; the Alexander Hamilton Award of the Department of the Treasury; and the Medal for Distinguished Public Service of the Department of Defense. He was awarded the Knight Commanders Cross by the German government for his achievements in the course of German unification. Furthermore, Mr. Zoellick has received awards from the governments of Chile and Mexico.

Fred Kempe has served as president and chief executive officer of the Atlantic Council since 2007. Before joining the Council, Kempe was a prize-winning editor and reporter at the Wall Street Journal for more than twenty-five years. In New York, he served as assistant managing editor and columnist. Prior to that, he was the longest-serving editor and associate publisher ever of the Wall Street Journal Europe, running the global Wall Street Journal's editorial operations in Europe and the Middle East. In 2002, the European Voice, a leading publication following EU affairs, selected Kempe as one of the fifty most influential Europeans, and as one of the four leading journalists in Europe. At the Wall Street Journal, he served as a roving correspondent based out of London; as a Vienna Bureau chief covering Eastern Europe and East-West Affairs; as chief diplomatic correspondent in Washington, DC; and as the paper's first Berlin Bureau chief following the unification of Germany and collapse of the Soviet Union. In addition to having worked as a journalist, he has authored four books including the bestseller Berlin 1961.