The Atlantic Council’s Bretton Woods 2.0 Project examines the deep challenges facing the Bretton Woods Institutions and works to reimagine the governance of the international financial institutions.
Led by the Atlantic Council GeoEconomics Center, the Bretton Woods 2.0 Fellowship will develop a network of experts around the world who will play leading roles in shaping the architecture of global economic governance. They will identify emerging challenges to the Bretton Woods Institutions and develop innovative solutions.
Please reach out to Mrugank Bhusari at MBhusari@AtlanticCouncil.org with any questions.
Bretton Woods 2.0 Fellowship
The cohort will consist of young economists from around the world with an interest in economic multilateralism and some work experience in the private sector, academia, government, non-profits, or multilateral institutions.
Participants will engage in the fellowship from March 2023 to October 2023, conducting in-depth research and interacting with high-level experts. Over the course of eight months, fellows will work in small groups to identify gaps and challenges in the architecture of global economic governance. Their research will culminate in a series of policy memos and reports that will be published by the Atlantic Council. The fellows will then have an opportunity to present their key findings during the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings in October 2023. Throughout the research process, the fellows will receive feedback from relevant experts and practitioners within the GeoEconomics Center’s networks.
Fellows will meet virtually once a month for two hours throughout the program to participate in masterclasses led by high-level experts, discuss case studies, and receive peer feedback. They will also be responsible to mentor a Bretton Woods 2.0 Next Gen fellow who will assist them in research for their report.
The ideal fellow will have demonstrable interest in global economic governance. They will be mid-career with background on issues concerning international economics. We encourage applicants from diverse professional, academic, and lived experiences to apply. An advanced degree in economics is not a mandatory prerequisite.
Applications have now closed.
Next Gen Fellowship
The Bretton Woods 2.0 Next Gen fellowship aims to encourage undergraduate students of underrepresented backgrounds in economics and international affairs to participate in research on global economic and financial governance.
This three-month paid virtual program will run from June 2023 to August 2023. The fellowship is part-time and fellows will work approximately 15 hours a week. Each Next Gen fellow will be paired with fellows from the Bretton Woods 2.0 Fellowship program, and assist them in brainstorming, research, and writing of policy memos and reports that will be published by the Atlantic Council. The group will then have the opportunity to present their work at the IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings in October 2023.
The program will also offer students the opportunity to conduct research and publish a piece through the GeoEconomics Center. Additionally, they will receive mentorship from the fellows they are paired with and acquire a deep understanding of research methodologies in international economics and institutions of global governance.
The ideal Next Gen fellow will have demonstrable interest in international economics. This opportunity is open to current college sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolled in US universities. Prior research experience is helpful but not required.
Applications have now closed.
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