COVID and Emerging Markets



Sunday August 16, 2020

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3:06 pm Iddo Tavory
Topic: HIV Prevention in Malawi
Bio: Associate Professor of Sociology at NYU.
Reading Assignment: Condom Semiotics: Meaning and Condom Use in Malawi

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Iddo Tavory and Patrick Sharkey QA

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3:12 pm Patrick Sharkey
Topic: What to do about Violent Crime in American Cities
Bio: Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at Princeton University
Reading Assignment: Chapter 2 of Uneasy Peace: The Great Crime Decline, the Renewal of City Life, and the Next War on Violence.
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3:18 pm Alejandro Werner
Topic: COVID’s impact on the economies of Latin America
Bio: Director of the Western Hemisphere Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He previously served as Undersecretary of Finance and Public Credit of Mexico.

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3:24 pm Miguel Kiguel
Topic: Argentina and COVID
Bio: Managing Director of Econviews and Professor of Economics at Universidad Torcuato di Tella. Former President of Banco Hipotecario and former Undersecretary of Finance of Argentina.

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Miguel Kiguel and Lee Buchheit QA

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3:30 pm Hurley Doddy
Topic: Africa’s Economy during COVID
Bio: Founder and Co-CEO of ECP Private Equity, the leading private equity manager focused exclusively on Africa

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3:36 pm Lee Buchheit
Topic: Are we on the cusp of a systemic sovereign debt crisis in emerging markets?
Bio: Recently retired law partner at Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton. The world’s leading expert on sovereign debt restructurings.

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Lee Buchheit and Alejandro Werner QA

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3:42 pm Questions for Speakers

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