January 28, 2014, 13:30-15:30  Venue:CIGS Meeting Room 3

CIGS Seminar:"The Shutdown, The Countdown, and The Breakdown: Dysfunction in The District"

Professor Jay K. Rosengard lectured and lead a discussion entitled "The Shutdown, The Countdown, and The Breakdown: Dysfunction in The District."

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(Professor Jay K. Rosengard、Mr. Jun Kurihara from the left)

Presentation by Professor Jay K. RosengardPDF:229KB

Seminar's outline
Title: "The Shutdown, The Countdown, and The Breakdown: Dysfunction in The District"
Speaker: Jay K. Rosengard
Professor, Harvard Kennedy School
Moderator: Mr. Jun kurihara, Research Director, CIGS

The recent shutdown of the federal government, countdown on raising the sovereign debt ceiling, and breakdown of responsible national governance in the United States are all signs of political dysfunction in the District of Columbia. This talk reviewed the context and dynamics of America's current political dysfunction, and assess proposals for addressing the political malaise now afflicting the United States. Suggested cures from those attending the talk would also be most welcome. . . .

Speaker's introduction
Jay Rosengard, an Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, has 35 years of international experience designing, implementing, and evaluating development policies in: public finance and fiscal strategy, tax and budget reform, municipal finance and management, intergovernmental fiscal relations, banking and financial institutions development, microfinance, SME finance, and public administration. He has worked for a wide variety of multilateral and bilateral donors, as well as directly for host governments and private sector clients. Rosengard is Director of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government's Financial Sector Program, which focuses on the development of bank and nonbank financial institutions and alternative financing instruments. This includes microfinance (small-scale lending and local savings mobilization), mainstream commercial banking (general and special-purpose banks), and wholesale financial intermediation (municipal development funds, venture capital funds, pooled financing, secondary mortgage facilities, and securitization). In addition, Rosengard is a Faculty Affiliate of both the Ash Institute for Democratic Governance and Innovation and the Center for International Development. He also serves as Faculty Chair of four executive programs: FIPED (Financial Institutions for Private Enterprise Development), which focuses on sustainable and effective microfinance and SME (small and medium enterprise) finance; COMTAX (Comparative Tax Policy and Administration), which addresses key strategic and tactical issues in tax design and implementation; VELP (Vietnam Executive Leadership Program), which is an innovative policy dialogue with senior Vietnamese leadership; and Transformasi (Leadership Transformation in Indonesia), which is designed to assist Indonesia in its decentralization initiatives.