The IMF and the European Debt Crisis

In the lead-up to the 2011 Group of Eight (G8) summit in Deauville, France on Thursday, May 26 and Friday, May 27, the following American Enterprise Institute (AEI) scholars will be available to comment on the G8's specific agenda items:

The IMF (Strauss-Kahn's successor) and the European debt crisis

Desmond Lachman, AEI Resident Fellow
dlachman@aei.org
Assistant: jack.bannister@aei.org (202.862.5883)
Lachman formerly served as deputy director in the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) Policy Development and Review Department. He has written extensively on the European debt crisis. In a recent piece, Lachman detailed the challenges that the next IMF director will have to confront.
Topics: What's next for the IMF, the European debt crisis

Claude Barfield, AEI Resident Scholar
cbarfield@aei.org (202.862.5879)
A former consultant to the office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Barfield is an expert on international trade policy.
Topics: What's next for the IMF

Philip Levy, AEI Resident Scholar
Philip.levy@aei.org
Assistant: chad.hill@aei.org (202.862.5862)
An expert on international economics and financial institutions, Levy is a former member of the secretary of state's Policy Planning Staff.
Topics: What's next for the IMF

Middle East/North Africa: democracy and development

Danielle Pletka, AEI Vice President, Foreign and Defense Policy Studies
dpletka@aei.org
Assistant: lazar.berman@aei.org (202.862.5872)
A former senior professional staff member on the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Pletka has written extensively on Middle East foreign policy and the implications of the Arab Spring uprising.
Topics: Democracy and development in the Middle East, the Arab Spring

Michael Rubin, AEI Resident Scholar
mrubin@aei.org (202.862.5851)
A Middle East expert, Rubin focuses specifically on Iran, Iraq, Turkey, and Kurdish society. He has written extensively on the current uprisings in the Middle East, travels regularly to the region, and instructs senior U.S. military officials deploying to the region on political and cultural issues.
Topics: Democracy and development in the Middle East, the Arab Spring

Nuclear Nonproliferation

John Bolton, AEI Senior Fellow
Assistant: christine.samuelian@aei.org (202.862.5892)
A diplomat and a lawyer, Bolton has served as the U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations and as the under secretary of state for arms control and international security. He has spoken and written extensively on nuclear nonproliferation issues.
Topics: Nuclear nonproliferation, dealing with Iran, North Korea

International Drug Trafficking

Roger Noriega, AEI Visiting Fellow
rnoriega@aei.org
Assistant: dale.swartz@aei.org (202.862.5946)
Roger Noriega is a former assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs (Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean) and a former U.S. ambassador to the Organization of American States.
Topics: Thwarting international drug trafficking

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