Albert H. Gordon Lecture presented by Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Finance Minister of Indonesia at Havard Kennedy School

March 7, 2017 Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Against the backdrop of the New World Order, characterized by the rise of nationalism and protectionism, Indonesia has shown renewed commitment to global cooperation, while aggressively pursuing shared prosperity to improve the lives of all its people. Given its economic relevance and its strategic geographical position, what happens in Indonesia matters to the world.

Indonesia is home to a quarter billion people, is the world’s largest predominantly Muslim nation, and is a member of the G20 with a trillion dollar economy. What is the response of Indonesia to the New World Order? How can global leaders respond to current events without destroying the engines of global prosperity?

Addressing these questions is Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati, who is often included in the Forbes list of the world’s most powerful women. Prior to reclaiming her current position in 2016, Indrawati led the operations of the World Bank for six years as Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer. She also currently holds the Chairmanship of the Development Committee of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

The Albert H. Gordon Lecture (est. 1987) focuses on the fields of finance and public policy with special attention to the internationalization of finance. Albert H. Gordon was instrumental in the rebuilding of the Wall Street firm, Kidder Peabody, after the stock market crash of 1929.

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