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Rethinking Global Markets by Foreign Affairs and WSJ Pro

Harold Pratt House

58 East 68th St.
New York, NY

Presented by Wall Street Journal Pro and Foreign Affairs, Rethinking Global MarketsTrade, Policy, and Global Business on a Collision Course will provide senior executives with the critical insight on business and geopolitical trends they need to make informed decisions about emerging markets. Hear diverse viewpoints and honest analysis from the most knowledgeable economic and policy leaders, and network with peers poised to become valued partners, advisors and resources.

1:30 p.m. | Registration and Refreshments 


2:00 p.m. | Welcome Remarks 


2:10 p.m. | A Contemporary Perspective on Global Markets 

How have we misunderstood the global economy?  Emerging markets are no longer second class economies, and the boundaries between emerging and developed markets are no longer clear. A CEO and a statesperson share their perspectives on market forces and the changing global economy.

Jack Lew, 76th United States Secretary of the Treasury

Dinesh Paliwal, President and CEO, Harman  

In conversation with: 

Gerard Baker, Editor at Large, Wall Street Journal


2:40 p.m. | Emerging Understanding Part I: Bridging the Intelligence Gap 

Insights from the front lines of the intelligence community on the decoupling of China and the United States and its potential global implications where the developed and emerging markets intersect.

Jami Miscik CEO, Kissinger Associates, Inc.

In conversation with:

Gideon Rose Editor, Foreign Affairs 


3:00 p.m. | Emerging Understanding Part II: The New Frontier of Investing 

A perspective on how investors are approaching growth markets.

Adiba Ighodaro Partner & Head of Strategic Relationships, Actis

In conversation with: 

Dan Keeler Editor, Frontier Markets, The Wall Street Journal


3:20 p.m. | Emerging Understanding Part III: Group Discussion 

Adiba Ighodaro Partner & Head of Strategic Relationships, Actis

Dan Keeler Editor, The Wall Street Journal

Jami Miscik CEO, Kissinger Associates, Inc.

Gideon Rose Editor, Foreign Affairs


3:40 p.m. | Break


4:00 p.m. | Demography Not Geography 

Hear from a key leader in executing business in a borderless world.

Amit Anand Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Jungle Ventures

In conversation with:

Yun-Hee Kim Technology Editor, The Wall Street Journal


4:20 p.m. | Debate: The End of Globalization? 

A classic Oxford-style debate on the motion: This house believes the forces trying to undermine globalization are actually supporting and accelerating the next wave of globalization.

For the Motion: 

David Bohigian Acting President and CEO, Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Susan Lund Partner, McKinsey & Company

Against the Motion: 

Adam Posen President, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Dr. DJ Peterson Founder and President, Longview Global Advisors. 


John Bussey, Associate Editor, The Wall Street Journal


5:00 p.m. | Closing Remarks 


5:15 p.m. | Cocktail Reception 

Amit Anand is the Founding Partner of Jungle Ventures, a Singapore-based Venture Capital Firm that invests in and helps build tech category leaders from Asia. The firm recently closed its third fund and raised US$240M in total commitments, backed by global leading institutions and family offices. Mr. Anand brings 20 years of experience in Asia having played go-to-market and corporate development roles for startups and large corporations alike. Before co-founding Jungle, he presided as Deputy Chairman for Business Angels Network South East Asia (BANSEA). One of the first Kauffman Fellows from Southeast Asia, Mr. Anand also serves on the Advisory Council on the Ethical Use of AI and Data setup by the Singapore Government.




David Bohigian has extensive experience in investment, management, and international development. Mr. Bohigian has led and advised innovative financial services firms, most recently leading the Overseas Private Investment Corporation's transformation to the Development Finance Corporation – a U.S. Government agency established with bipartisan legislation he helped pass. OPIC has invested over $100 billion across more than 100 countries. As Acting CEO, Mr. Bohigian approved more than $5B in deals, from small businesses that empower women to major international infrastructure projects. Earlier, he worked on the core management team of the world’s largest hedge fund, developed machine learning techniques for a leading global investment bank, and pioneered new business models as a venture capitalist. In the Bush Administration, Mr. Bohigian was the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for International Trade.


Adiba Ighodaro is a Partner and Senior Adviser on global strategic relationships at growth markets private equity firm Actis, where she has spent almost 30 years as both an investor and fundraiser. Appointed West Africa Head in 2000, Ms. Ighodaro established Actis’ Nigeria office and early portfolio. In 2004, she joined Actis’ newly-formed Investor Development Group, raising capital globally. Ms. Ighodaro moved to New York in 2012 to establish Actis’ New York office, and into her current role in 2019. She has been recognized by PEA as being one of the top women deal-makers and fundraisers in the industry as well as for the impact her leadership has on women. Ms. Ighodaro sits on the EMPEA Africa Council and is a former non-executive director of Old Mutual Plc.




Jack Lew served as the 76th Secretary of the Treasury from 2013 to 2017. He also served as White House Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama and Director of the Office of Management and Budget in both the Obama and Clinton Administrations. Previously, he was principal domestic policy advisor to House Speaker Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr, and has held a variety of private sector and nonprofit roles. Mr. Lew is currently a partner at Lindsay Goldberg and on the faculty at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.






Susan Lund is a partner of McKinsey & Company and a leader of the McKinsey Global Institute. As a Ph.D. economist, her research focuses on the impact of technology on globalization and trade, and the impact on work and workers. Recent research has explored the evolution of global trade and value chains, and on how digital flows are transforming globalization and creating new winners and losers. Dr. Lund has an active travel schedule discussing research findings with CEOs and other executives at global Fortune 500 companies and she is a frequent speaker at global conferences. She has authored numerous articles in leading business publications, including Harvard Business Review, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and Foreign Affairs.

Dr. Lund is on the Economic Advisory Board of the International Financial Corporation; a Board Director of the National Association of Business Economics; and a member of the Center for Global Development Study Group on Technology, Comparative Advantage, and Development Prospects. Susan holds a Ph.D. in applied economics from Stanford University and a B.A. in economics from Northwestern University. She has lived and worked in Africa and Asia and currently resides in Washington, DC. Prior to joining McKinsey, she held a number of positions, including as a US Peace Corps volunteer in Guinea Bissau and in the Philippines and later a Fulbright Fellow.


Jami Miscik is CEO and Vice Chairman of Kissinger Associates, Inc., the New York-based strategic international consulting firm that assesses and navigates emerging market geopolitical and macroeconomic risks for its clients. Prior to joining Kissinger Associates in 2009, Ms. Miscik served as the Global Head of Sovereign Risk at Lehman Brothers.

Before entering the private sector, Ms. Miscik had a distinguished twenty-two-year career in intelligence, ultimately serving as the Central Intelligence Agency’s Deputy Director for Intelligence. As Deputy Director for Intelligence, she was responsible for all of CIA’s intelligence analysts, the production of all-source analysis, and for determining the content of the President’s Daily Briefing. She also served as the Director for Intelligence Programs at the National Security Council.


Adam Posen

Adam Posen is president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics. The author, co-author, or editor of eight books, Posen has contributed to research and public policy on G20 monetary and fiscal policies, European economic integration since the euro, Japan’s recovery from its Great Recession, and China-US economic relations. From 2009 to 2012, Posen served as an external voting member of the Bank of England's rate-setting Monetary Policy Committee (MPC). Posen co-authored Inflation Targeting with Bernanke, Laubach, and Mishkin while at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (1994-97). He received his BA and Ph.D. from Harvard University.





Gideon Rose

Gideon Rose was appointed Editor of Foreign Affairs in October 2010. He was Managing Editor of the magazine from 2000 to 2010. He has also served as Associate Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs on the staff of the National Security Council and Deputy Director of National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and has taught American foreign policy at Princeton and Columbia. He is the author of How Wars End (Simon & Schuster, October 2010).

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