Will the Eurozone’s “EZ-17” Save or Sink the Global Economy?:International Economic Cooperation and the Western Financial Crisis. Panelists include J. D. Bindenagel, DePaul University, Donald J.S. Brean, Rotman School of Management, Uri Dadush, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Chaired by Alexei Monsarrat, Atlantic Council."
Ambassador (Ret.) J. D. Bindenagel is Vice President for Community, Government and International Affairs at DePaul University, and manages and develops the university's governmental and international relationships. Bindenagel is an expert on German politico-military history and policy. He is a former US Ambassador and career diplomat who served in Germany during the end of the Cold War, the reunification of Germany, the Balkan Wars, the debates on North Atlantic Treaty Organization security policy and membership, and on German national security from 1972 to 2002. Prior to his diplomatic career, he was assigned to the US Army's 3rd Infantry Division. He was appointed by President Bill Clinton in 1999 as US Ambassador and Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues, and was Special US Negotiator for "Conflict Diamonds." Bindenagel was also the Vice President of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the German Council on Foreign Relations, the President's Circle of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the American Council on Germany, and the American Institute of Contemporary German Studies. Bindenagel serves on several boards including Wilson Center Council. Bindenagel received the US Department of State's Distinguished Service Award, the Commander's Cross of the Federal Order of Merit from the President of Germany, and the Presidential Meritorious Service Award from President George W. Bush. He was an APSA Congressional Fellow with Congressman Lee H. Hamilton. He holds an M.A. in public administration and an A.B. in political science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Donald J.S. Brean
Donald J.S. Brean is Professor of Finance and Economics in the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. He has published extensively in books, academic journals, and business publications in economic policy, forecasting, financial analysis, taxation, international finance and investment, and industrial organization. He is Codirector of the G-20 Research Group, the world's leading centre for research of formal international political dialogue. He is immediate past Directeur, Centre d'Etudes de la France et du Monde Francophone. Professor Brean holds degrees from the University of Toronto and The London School of Economics. He has held senior appointments at, among others, Cambridge University, Ecole Superieure de Commerce Paris, and the University of Nairobi (Kenya). He is a member of The International Panel of Tax Experts of the International Monetary Fund. He has advised international agencies and governments including the European Community, UNDP, World Bank, and USAID. Professor Brean was Project Director of the research program Taxation in the Chinese Economic Transition for the Ministry of Finance, Beijing. Current research interests include international financial integration, national policy in view of the increasing mobility of capital, and structural adjustment in economies in transition. He is coauthor of International Financial Management: Canadian Perspectives, the authoritative reference in its field. In the area of finance and economic development, Brean is the editor of Taxation in Modern China, an influential research volume on fiscal aspects of China's economic transition. His recent work includes Bank Reform in China: What It Means for the World published by the Asia Pacific Foundation.
Uri Dadush is Senior Associate and Director in Carnegie's International Economics Program. His work particularly focuses on trends in the global economy, and he is interested in the implications of the increased weight of developing countries for the pattern of financial flows, trade and migration, and the associated economic policy and governance questions. He is the editor of the International Economic Bulletin, and the coauthor of Paradigm Lost: The Euro in Crisis (Carnegie report, June 2010), Currency Wars (Carnegie report, September 2011), and Juggernaut: How Emerging Markets Are Reshaping Globalization (Carnegie book, 2011). A French citizen, Dadush previously served as the World Bank's Director of International Trade and before that, as Director of Economic Policy. He has also served concurrently as the Director of the Bank's World Economy Group, leading the preparation of the Bank's flagship reports on the international economy over 11 years. Prior to joining the World Bank, he was President and CEO of the Economist Intelligence Unit and Business International, part of the Economist Group (1986-1992); Group Vice President, International, for Data Resources, Inc. (1982-1986), now Global Insight; and a consultant with McKinsey and Co. in Europe. He has a Ph.D. from Harvard University in business economics.
Alexei Monsarrat joined the Atlantic Council in 2008 as Director of the Global Business and Economics Program. Mr. Monsarrat previously spent six years with the US State Department in the Bureau of Economics, Energy, and Business Affairs (EEB), where he worked on a range of issues with transatlantic partners, including economic development and poverty reduction, post-conflict reconstruction, strategic economic policy relations, and energy issues. Mr. Monsarrat served at the State Department in many capacities, including as Senior Advisor to the EEB Assistant Secretary, Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Economics, and Special Assistant to James Wolfensohn, the Quartet Special Envoy for Gaza Disengagement. He also served as a civilian in Iraq with the Coalition Provisional Authority. Mr. Monsarrat joined the State Department as a Presidential Management Fellow after obtaining his master's degree in international affairs from the Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Prior to his studies, he was a program administrator for a nongovernmental organization engaged in international trade and the environment and worked for several years on Capitol Hill, including on the Senate Agriculture Committee. He has a bachelor of arts in political science from The George Washington University and is a native of Vermont.