Event Recap

New Atlanticist

Apr 13, 2022

Janet Yellen’s message to the world: There can be no ‘sitting on the fence’ on Russia

By Nick Fouriezos

The US secretary of the treasury joined the Atlantic Council ahead of next week’s IMF and World Bank meetings to address Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the economic fallout for the developing world.

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United States Secretary of the Treasury Janet L. Yellen spoke at the Atlantic Council on April 13, 2022, on the way forward for the global economy in the wake of Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine. Secretary Yellen delivered this important speech one week before the world’s finance ministers and central bank governors convene in Washington for the IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings.

The global economy is facing significant headwinds in 2022 and U.S. leadership remains vital for the stability of the international financial system. On sanctions and beyond, international cooperation has never been more critical. Secretary Yellen shared the Biden Administration’s plan to build a more resilient and inclusive U.S. and global economy in the years ahead. Following her speech, Secretary Yellen participated in a conversation with Financial Times global business columnist and associate editor Rana Foroohar.

The GeoEconomics Center presented this live event as part of the Atlantic Council’s #ACFrontPage event series, our premier ideas platform spotlighting global leaders and championing constructive solutions to global challenges. From publishing timely commentary and analysis, to providing a platform for leaders driving the crisis response, the GeoEconomics Center is combining foreign policy and financial expertise to help re-imagine a stronger global economic system.

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Janet Yellen

United States Secretary of the Treasury


Rana Foroohar

Associate Editor
Financial Times

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