The role of banks in a globalised economy: balancing innovation and stability
Banks are called upon to play a primary role, in cooperation with policymakers and regulators, in the quest for better levels of financial stability for the system as a whole. The real economy's needs must be central to the bank's characteristic function. Alessandro Profumo has been the Chief Executive Officer of UniCredit Group since it was founded in 1997; as of December 2005 he is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of HVB and as of July 2006 he is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bank Aust
In Conversation with Cherie Blair
Cherie Blair is a noted barrister and QC, specialising in human rights law. She is married to Tony Blair, the former Prime Minister. Cherie studied law at LSE and is a governor and honorary fellow of the School. In this event she will talk to Howard Davies, LSE Director about her autobiography published earlier this year entitled Speaking for Myself (May 2008, Little, Brown).
The Impact of the Global Economic Downturn on the World's Poorest Countries and The Launch of the In
The UK's Secretary of State for International Development, Rt Hon Douglas Alexander MP, will speak on the impact of the global economic downturn on the world's poorest countries. Professor Paul Collier, Oxford University, will be speaking about the latest academic thinking on promoting growth in the world's poorest countries. Professor Robin Burgess, LSE, will present on how the International Growth Centre will support economic growth in developing countries. Gobind Nankani, a Ghanaian native, w
Policy Responses to the Financial Crisis
Ben S. Bernanke was sworn in on February 1, 2006, as Chairman and a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Dr. Bernanke also serves as Chairman of the Federal Open Market Committee, the System's principal monetary policymaking body. He was appointed as a member of the Board to a full 14-year term, which expires January 31, 2020, and to a four-year term as Chairman, which expires January 31, 2010. Before his appointment as Chairman, Dr. Bernanke was Chairman of the Presid
Tackling Consumer Affairs - Ed Doolan, BBC
Ed Doolan presents BBC WM’s popular consumer affairs programme every weekday from 10am to 1pm and his Biographical series “The Other Side of ….....” which is heard Sundays at 12 noon and Fridays at 8pm. Ed was born in Sydney, Australia on July 20th, 1941. After a ten year career as a school teacher in Sydney, Edinburgh and London, he moved to Cologne, taking his first step into broadcasting with Radio Deutsche Welle, the German World Service, in 1970. From 1974 to 1982 Ed was a presenter
Producing the Chelsea Flower Show - Karen Arrand
The woman who was responsible for getting the Chelsea Flower Show onto the television for the BBC talks to Coventry Conversations organiser, John Mair.
The Chelsea Flower Show is a vital part of the English summer for those fortunate enough to visit the show but to those who watch it on the small screen, it has to capture the spectacle of the event live for 10 hours each year.
Karen Arrand was the BBC producer responsible for bringing the show into our living rooms in 2000 to 2003.
Women's Rights Curriculum
Specially put together for 8 March International Women's Day, this package of history and activities can be used year-round to inspire and inform.
Alexa Clemmons, UC San Diego
Meet researcher Alexa Clemmons, part of Socrates Fellow Sarah Burnett's fly genetics activity for Mr. Buse's AP Bio class at Southwest High School, San Diego, CA
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