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Please join the Atlantic Council on Tuesday, December 1, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST for a conversation with Christine Lagarde, President of the European Central Bank, to mark the launch the new GeoEconomics Center.

President Lagarde will offer her insights on leadership through crisis, the path to recovery for both the US and Europe, and how transatlantic cooperation will be key to revitalizing the global economy.

The conversation will be moderated by Fredrick Kempe, President and CEO of the Atlantic Council and feature opening remarks by John F.W. Rogers, Chairman of the Board of the Atlantic Council Board of Directors, and Gina Wood, Vice President, Foundational and Institutional Giving, Atlantic Council.

The new GeoEconomics Center will be a crucial part of the Atlantic Council’s ability to tackle global challenges. Through its work, the new Center aims to bridge the divide between finance, foreign policy, and economics, with the goal of helping shape a better global economic future. The Center is organized around three pillars: The Future of Capitalism; The Future of Money; and The Economic Statecraft Initiative.

Opening remarks by

Keynote speaker

Christine Lagarde

European Central Bank

Moderated by

Closing remarks by

Julia Friedlander

C. Boyden Gray Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, GeoEconomics Center

GeoEconomics Center

Josh Lipsky

Director, Programs and Policy, GeoEconomics Center

GeoEconomics Center

This ambitious work and the important mission of the GeoEconomics Center are of historic significance. As we navigate one of the worst pandemics in a century and the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, the United States must lead and collaborate with friends and allies to shape the future—or instead risk becoming a bystander in a fragmenting global economy with growing dangers to democratic capitalism.

Highlighted Content

With its in-depth analysis, research, and dynamic data visualization tools, this new Atlantic Council venture will address the fundamental fractures in our global economy—including international skepticism about free and open markets, the rise of digital currencies, and the role of economic diplomacy in foreign policy—and help us map a way forward.

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Our experts review the individual China measures pursued by the US and its Allies and partners within their global political and economic context. Because taxation and accounting have never been so important. And because the whole is more than a sum of its parts, for the military and the markets alike.

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