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A New Era of Economic Growth Panel Speakers Announced!

Over the last few decades, developing nations have rapidly industrialized. This unprecedented economic progress has facilitated the rise of new players with competing approaches to economic development. This panel will focus on the rise of new economic power houses, such as China and other BRICS countries and address the need for new forms of collaboration and development.

Get to know the Panelists!
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Dr. Wiebe serves as the Academic Director of MSPP’s new Master in International Development Policy program. Dr. Wiebe joined the University in 2012 after six years as Chief Economist at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, where he managed the economic analysis and monitoring and evaluation functions and contributed to the Presidential Policy Directive on Development in 2010. Dr. Wiebe has worked extensively in Bangladesh and Indonesia, and has graduate degrees from Northwestern and Harvard Universities and a Ph.D. in Development Economics from Stanford University.

Dr. Frank Wiebe- Panel 1 Moderator 

Dr. Keidel is a development economist specializing in East Asia, with a focus on China.  He is a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council of the United States. He previously brought his expertise on China and the Chinese economy to senior positions at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace,  the U.S. Treasury Department and at the World Bank office in Beijing (1997-2000).  He currently teaches a graduate course on China's economy in Georgetown University's School of Public Policy. Dr. Keidel received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard, with a post-doctoral fellowship year in the Faculty of Economics at Tokyo National University
Dr. Albert Keidel, III - Panelist
Mr. Rasmussen has over 25 years experience in research and development, technology integration, and business management. Throughout his career he has bridged the gap between technology innovation and business implementation to successfully transform organizations.  He has interfaced directly with senior management across various organizations in investment analysis, strategy development, and investment/program oversight.  His principle focus with the Eurasia Center is to further efforts in developing strategic relationships with international businesses and to promote economic growth in Central and Eastern Europe regions.
Earl Rasmussen, Eurasia Center (Executive Vice President) - Panelist
Mr. Kiguel leads relations with governments, financial institutions, investment funds, corporations at the Institute of Public Private Partnerships (IP3). Prior to IP3, Mr. Kiguel served as Economic Advisor at the Embassy of Spain in the United States and as Spain Private Sector Liaison Advisor with the World Bank, IFC, and IaDB. Mr. Kiguel also worked as the Economic Representative to North America for the Government of the Canary Islands, Spain, leading the European Union strategy to transform the region into a business hub for Africa. Prior to that, Mr. Kiguel was a consultant in Spain, France, Russia and the UK. He studied Finance and Business Management in Spain and Sweden and received his Master of International Policy and Diplomacy in the United Kingdom.

Tomás Kiguel, IP3 (Manager / Director PPPs, Latin America and Europe) - Panelist

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