The ACG and the Council on Foreign Relations will host a discussion and luncheon with Dr. Jens Weidmann, President of the Deutsche Bundesbank and Member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (2004 ACG Young Leader); moderated by Dr. John Lipsky, Peter G. Peterson Distinguished Scholar at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (ACG Board Member).
This event is only open to members of the ACG and CFR.
Dr. Jens Weidmann has been President of the Deutsche Bundesbank and a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank since 2011. He has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements since November 2015. After earning his Ph.D. in Economics from Bonn University, Dr. Weidmann worked at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC, from 1997 to 1999, before becoming the Secretary General of the German Council of Economic Experts, until 2003. From 2003 to 2006, Dr. Weidmann was the Head of the Deutsche Bundesbank’s Monetary Policy and Analysis Division, and Deputy Head of the Economics Department, during which time he took part in the ACG’s Young Leaders Conference (2004).
Dr. John Lipsky (moderator) is a member of the ACG Board and the Peter G. Peterson Distinguished Scholar at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs and a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Prior to that, he served as First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund. Earlier, Dr. Lipsky served as Vice Chairman of the JPMorgan Investment Bank, JPMorgan’s Chief Economist, and Chase Manhattan Bank’s Chief Economist and Director of Research. He was Chief Economist of Salomon Brothers, Inc., from 1992 until 1997, after directing Salomon Brothers’ European Economic and Market Analysis Group. Before that, he spent a decade at the IMF. Dr. Lipsky earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics at Wesleyan University and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University.