Working to lower remittance fees and provide innovative financing solutions for people, businesses, and governments
“The Hidden Force in Global Economics: Sending Money Home,” TED Global, Rio de Janeiro, October 2014.
Lunchtime lecture, “Migration and Development: A Roadmap to a Global Compact,” U.S. State Department, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, October 2017
Lunchtime lecture, “Migration and Development: A Role for International Financial Institutions,” European Commission, Joint Research Center, June 2017.
Harvard Global Development Conference, April 2017
Keynote, Migrant Labor and Global Health Conference, University of California, Davis, March 2017
MIT Venture Capital and Innovation Conference, February 2017
“The Invisible Billions: Remittances,” TEDxGateway, Mumbai, December 2015.
The Next Billion, Quartz Event, New York, November 16, 2015. Watch 30 second video.
European Union, European Development Days, High-Level Panel on “Migration is Development,” June 2015
Public Lecture - Diaspora Bonds: Partnering with the diaspora for investment and economic growth (video recording), The Mona School of Business (MSB), at the University of the West Indies, Mona, March 7, 2012
Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development, 10th Coordination Meeting, UN, New York, February 9, 2012
Leveraging migration for development, Metropolis Project, Ottawa, September 28, 2011
Leveraging Migration for Africa: Remittances, Skills and Investments, joint lecture from the School of Global Studies and the School of Business, Management and Economics, University of Sussex, May 19, 2011.
On the impact of crisis on remittance flows to Asia, powerpoint with audio, OECD-ADBI roundtable ADBI-OECD Roundtable on Labor Migration in Asia, Tokyo, January 19, 2011. (Please note: This is a large file.)
Global Forum on Migration and Development, November 2009, Athens, Keynote address in the closing plenary session of the Civil Society Forum; lunch time address at the Government Forum.
Keynote presentation (see powerpoint) at the Atlanta Fed research conference on remittances and immigration, November 5-6, 2010.
Kunda Datar Memorial Lecture, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, on International Migration and Development, August 24, 2010.
EuroMoney Seminars Development and Agency Finance Conference, June 18-19, 2009, Washington DC, keynote address on shadow sovereign ratings and innovating development financing.
“Leveraging Remittances and Migration for Development,” Keynote, Center for Global Development (CGD) and the Center for International Development at Harvard University research conference "Beyond the Fence: Research Lessons on How Immigration and Remittances Shape Global Development," Washington, DC. May 26, 2009.
The impact of financial crisis on
migration and remittance flows in Sub-Saharan Africa, video and powerpoint presentation, April 28, 2009. World Bank,
Keynote address, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas International Research Conference on Remittances, Manila, March 30-31, 2009.
Innovative Financing for
Management Association of Nepal, Kathmandu, February 6 and 8, 2008.
International Agricultural Trade
Research Consortium (IATRC) Annual Meeting,
EMRC Africa Finance and Investment Forum,
Center for Global Development, “Are the Poorest Countries a Risky
Investment? Shadow Sovereign Ratings for Unrated Developing Countries,”
Third Plenary Meeting of the Leading Group on
Inter-University Committee on International Migration and The Myron Weiner Seminar Series on International Migration, “Migration, Remittances and Development,” Tufts, April 10, 2007.
Bar Association 2007 Spring Meeting, Payments and Electronic Banking and
International Banking Joint Subcommittee Meeting
OECD Development Center and the
Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and of Finance Workshop,
Migration Policy Institute and the German Marshall Fund of the United States Brainstorming Session on Migration and Development, Brussels, February 27, 2007.
Postal Union Conference,
International Conference on Remittances,
Consumer Money Transmitters’ Conference,
UN General Assembly High-Level Dialogue on migration and development, United Nations, September 14, 2006.
Presentation of Global Economic Prospects 2006 report at Accra, Bangkok, Beijing, Boston, Brussels, Cairo, Colombo, Cotonou, Delhi, Geneva, Johannesburg, Kathmandu, London, Nairobi, New York, San Francisco, Singapore, November-February 2006.
High-Level Dialogue meeting on migration and development in
US Department for Homeland Security, May 2006.
US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, April 2006.
Metropolis conference in Prato, May 2006.
UN Year of Microcredit Conference, November 2005.
Roundtable on Remittances,
Development Bank Conference on remittances and securitization,
Visa Intergovernmental 7th annual International Government Services Conference in Singapore, May 2005.
UNFPA Conference on Millennium Development Goals in Marrakech, May 2005.
Conference on Recruitment Policy and Remittances,
Conference on Managing Securitization for Lebanon and the MENA Region organized by the Lebanese American University, Beirut, December 2004.
Congress on Human Movements and Immigration,
OECD Conference on Migration, Remittances and Development, Marrakech, February 2005.
Poverty through Profits Conference organized by the World Resources
Nations Second Coordination Meeting,
Alliance Task Force Meeting organized by Federal Deposit Insurance
Corporation and the Mexican Consulate,
Congress on Human Movements and Immigration,
G7 Working Group to improve remittance statistics, February 2005.
Seminar on Demography and Growth,
Foundation Conference on Working Diasporas,
Bank Conference on Development Economics-Europe,
International Development Agency Conference on Migration,
International Development Agency,
Commission on International Migration First Meeting,
Berne Initiative Meeting organized by the Swiss Government and International Organization for Migration, Berne, July 2003.
Conference on Remittances organized by the Department for International
Bank Conference on Future of Domestic Capital Markets,