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Distinguished Alumni Talk 2008

Distinguished Alumni Series: Professor Simon Johnson

Tuesday November 11th 2008

Simon Johnson, Ronald A. Kurtz Professor of Entrepreneurship at MIT, is an expert on world economic and financial development. A graduate of Corpus Christi, Oxford, Professor Johnson holds postgraduate degrees from the University of Manchester and MIT. From 2000-2001 he was a member of the US Securities and Exchange Commission, and from 2007-2008 he served as Chief Economist and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund. Recently described as "one of the world's leading experts on economic crises and how to escape from them", he has been a frequent contributor to discussions on radio and television of the ramifications of the current global financial crisis.

With the kind permission of HM Consul-General, Dr. Phillip Budden, this event will be held at the British Consulate, One Memorial Drive, Cambridge. As customary the evening will start with a reception from 6.30 - 7.30pm, this to be followed by Professor Johnson's talk and a brief question period.

Ralph Gillis, Jesus College, Cambridge
President of the Society