The Global Economy and Development program at Brookings hosted the second meeting of its Global Young Professionals Program on April 29 at 6:30 p.m., featuring Moises Naim, editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy Magazine. Naim addressed current global economic trends. Leonardo Martinez-Diaz, International Political Economy Fellow with Brookings Global, moderated the discussion.
The briefing was intended for young professionals — the next generation of leaders — in the fields of global economics and development. Through the program, Brookings Global will provide a platform for emerging leaders in their 20s, 30s, and 40s to network and explore professional connections within the deep reservoir of capacity at Brookings to influence and shape current policy debates.
Featured speaker Moises Naim relaunched what is now one of the world’s leading publications on international affairs and winner of the 2003 and 2007 National Magazine Award for general excellence. Foreign Policy circulates in 161 countries and is simultaneously published in twelve languages.
Dr. Naím has written extensively on international politics and economics – especially about the unintended consequences of globalization. Naim’s articles appear regularly in Italy ‘s L’Espresso, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Newsweek, and TIME. For the last ten years his “Missing Links” column in Foreign Policy magazine has exposed the surprising effects of the many ways in which the world is now interconnected.
Moisés Naím, is the author or editor of eight books including Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers and Copycats Are Hijacking the Global Economy, which was selected by The Washington Post as one of the best nonfiction books of 2005. Illicit is published in 14 languages and is the subject of a TV special produced by National Geographic and PBS and released for worldwide distribution in 2008.
A networking reception followed the presentation and discussion.
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