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De Ferranti speaks on Latin America, Caribbean, Nov. 12

David de Ferranti, vice president of Latin America and the Caribbean region at the World Bank, will speak at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, in 16 Robertson Hall.

De Ferranti, who earned his Ph.D. in economics from Princeton in 1978, will present a lecture titled "Latin America and the Caribbean: What Lies Ahead? The Search for Life After Debt."

Since assuming his current position in July 1999, de Ferranti has directed World Bank support to Latin American and Caribbean governments as it works to reform financial and governance systems, strengthen macroeconomic stability, invest in health and education, and respond to economic and natural crises. His 21-year career with the bank has included managerial, analytical and research responsibilities on macroeconomic policy, social services, environmental protection, finance, poverty reduction, urban and rural development, transport, and water supply and sanitation in Asia and Africa, as well as in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Program in Latin American Studies .

Contact: Eric Quinones (609) 258-3601

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