At 2:15 p.m. tomorrow, on Wednesday, April 6, Chrystia Freeland will interview World Bank President Robert Zoellick in Washington, D.C. In this video, Reuters Financial Blogger Felix Salmon and Reuters Editor-at-Large Chrystia Freeland discuss what they think the World Bank’s role should be in the uprisings in the Middle East and in supporting countries run by dictatorships versus helping the poor in undeveloped countries.
World Bank President Robert Zoellick is joining us for our next Thomson Reuters Newsmaker this Wednesday, April 6 in Washington, D.C. He will be talking about what the world can learn from the uprisings in the Middle East. Please leave your questions for Zoellick in the comments section below.
Most of Mohamed El-Erian’s recent oped contributions to Reuters.com have centered around the uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and have shared his proposals for what the economic landscape there should look like during and after the revolutions. He talks about Egypt’s banking system and how to reset Egypt’s economy, what sort of economic and humanitarian change should happen in MENA and talks about an Egyptian song that embodies the heart and soul of the Egyptian revolution.
After the uprisings spread across the MENA region, the question at the forefront right now other than what sort of leadership will develop for the various countries in the midst of a revolution, is what will happen to the oil supply from that area.
The live interview with them will take place tomorrow, March 1, from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. The theme of the interview is “Thriving in the New Global Economy.” Topics will include:
This weekend a horde of entrepreneurs and business leaders will lay siege to New York’s financial district as part of the Kairos Global Summit.
Over the next 48 hours, 350 student entrepreneurs will mingle with high-profile mentors in their field at the New York Stock Exchange, the United Nations (both partners of the summit) and the Rockefeller Estate in upstate New York to brainstorm practical solutions for a better future.
The time has come, Natan Sharansky says, for the leaders of the free world to link their cooperation and their demand for democratic reforms to their aid to countries like Egypt. Currently, the U.S. provides Egypt with almost $2 billion a year in aid.
This moment in time is incredibly pivotal because, as the famous former Soviet dissident said in a phone interview, “from the years of Laurence of Arabia, the free world has been supporting the dictators and supporting the squashing of any democratic movement.”