2012 @ GIC in Review

Members of the Global Interdependence Center:

I am delighted to provide you with the 2012 Global Interdependence Center Year in Review. Last year saw many firsts for GIC – including the first Global Society of Fellows meeting and the first GIC event in Ghana. From in-person events to a new online presence, GIC connected members with fellow high-profile industry leaders and respected academics in the world of international finance and economics throughout the year.

We have continued this work in 2013, already hosting three successful GIC events. I look forward to the coming five months, during which GIC will host events in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Sarasota, Richmond, Philadelphia, Milan and Jackson Hole. I hope to see you at one or all of these events.

Best regards,

Ben Craig
Executive Director

After decades on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, GIC moved across the Schuylkill River to the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia in 2012. Now located near the Constitution Center and the U.S. Mint, GIC’s new location is at the very heart of law, finance and monetary policy in Philadelphia.


GIC’s updated website launched in the beginning of 2012. Offering papers, videos and presentations, the GIC website enables visitors to relive GIC events and dig deeper into international finance.
In addition to the website, you can connect with GIC online through several other platforms. Like GIC and the Global Society of Fellows (GSF) on Facebook, follow GIC and GSF on Twitter, subscribe to GIC and GSF on YouTube, and join GIC’s exclusive, members-only group on LinkedIn!


Founded in 2010, the Global Society of Fellows held its inaugural meeting in Paris. Hosted by the Banque de France, the meeting inducted the Society’s first class of fellows: Paul McCulley and John Silvia.
The second annual meeting of the Global Society of Fellows will take place on April 9, 2013, in Richmond, Va.


Hosting 14 events in cities across the globe, GIC brought the top thought-leaders in international finance to members and friends of GIC. Event locations included Accra, Buenos Aires, Jackson Hole, Memphis, Philadelphia, Sarasota, Tokyo and Warsaw. Below are some of the highlights from our 2012 events:

Food and Inflation: Truth and Consequences
February 8, 2012 | Memphis, Tenn.

View presentations by:
Michael Bryan of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
C. Bailey Ragan of Bunge North America
Randall W. Powell of BioDimensions, Inc.
Kevin Kliesen of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Dan Halstrom of US Meat Export Federation
Harold Reed of The Andersons, Inc.
Daniel Basse of AgResource Company
David Altig of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

Debt Rating Agencies:
Their Role in the Global Capital Markets – Past, Present and Future

February 29, 2012 | Philadelphia, Pa.

Read press coverage of the event:
“Your Money” in the Philadelphia Inquirer

Housing: What’s Next
April 18, 2012 | Sarasota, Fl.

Read press coverage of the event:
“National Housing Experts Debate Market Conditions in Manatee” in the Bradenton Herald
“Experts Agree: Housing Crisis Has a Light at the End of the Tunnel” in the Sarasota Patch

Economies of Baltic Sea Regions and their Capital Markets:
A Sustainable Recovery?

May 23 – 27 | Warsaw, Poland

View presentations by:
Maciej Stanczuk of PBP Bank
Cezary Wojcik of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the
Warsaw School of Economics

Fourth Annual Rocky Mountain Summit
July 27, 2012 | Jackson Hole, Wy.

Read press coverage of the event:
“Expert: U.S. to Export Liquefied Natural Gas by 2016” in IndustryWeek
“The Buzz at the Rocky Mountain Summit” on BloombergTV
“On the Road in Jackson Hole: Not Bullish on GDP” in Politico

Proving a Sustainable Model for Permanent, Primary Healthcare Infrastructure in Ghana and Other Developing Nations
September 12-14, 2012 | Accra, Ghana

View presentations by:
Sanford Health
Felix Osei-Sarpong of USAID
Dana Allison of Women’s World Health Initiative

The Global Financial Crisis: Lessons from Japan

December 1 – 4, 2012 | Tokyo, Japan

Read GIC’s event review.

View presentations by:
Tadao Yanase of Japan’s Ministry of Economy
Yoichi Takita of Nikkei
Kozo Koide of DIAM Co. Ltd.
Manuel Balmaseda of CEMEX
John Silvia of Wells Fargo

GIC has an exciting line-up of events slated for 2013. Visit the GIC website to learn more.



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