Tuesday, March 30 at 1:00 PM EDT

Over seventy-five years ago, in the midst of World War II, delegates from 45 countries met in the New Hampshire town of Bretton Woods to define a global monetary system for the postwar world. Those arrangements have been challenged on many occasions, and yet their core premise—the U.S. dollar as the anchor currency for the world—remains very much alive today.

In this discussion to commemorate the launch of their new book, panelists will discuss the ups and downs of the Bretton Woods system and whether a new agreement is needed.


Giovanni Tria, Non-resident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Leadership Network

Angelo Federico Arcelli, Non-resident Senior Fellow, Transatlantic Leadership Network

Charles Calomiris, Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions

Sir Paul Tucker, Chair of the Systemic Risk Council and Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School

Ludovica Soderini, Senior Advisor to the Italian Executive Director in the World Bank

Domenico Fanizza, Executive Director for Italy, Albania, Greece, Malta, Portugal and San Marino at the International Monetary Fund (IMF)


Daniel S. Hamilton, President, Transatlantic Leadership Network