Date: February 25, 2022
Organized by IIEL – Inst. of Int’l Econ. Law
Virtual Black History Month Conversation: WTO Director-General & IMF Managing Director

Please join the Georgetown Law’s Institute of International Economic Law (IIEL) and the International Monetary Fund for our virtual event “Celebrating Black History: An international view of the past, present, and future”, on Friday, February 25 from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. ET.

In celebration of Black History Month, the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Director General Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the first woman and the first African to serve as WTO Director-General, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva, will reflect on the evolving role of Africa in the international community, and discuss their organizations’ efforts to mobilize an inclusive international economic agenda. The wide ranging conversation will cover, among other topics, regional trade and integration in Africa, inflation, and what the digital transformation of the global economy means for the continent’s economic development.


To learn more about IIEL’s latest work on financial inclusion, please visit our DC Fintech Week website, watch our Juneteenth Forum on “Can Black and Brown Banks Compete in a Digital Economy?“, and check out our latest publication “Future Proofing Inclusion Technology Proposals for CDFIs and MDIs“.

We thank VISA for their generous support of IIEL programming in 2022.