Departing from the ‘textbook history and rationale’ behind the IMF, this 30 minute panel discussion (link below) exposes the controversies, complexities, and utility underlying the IMF today. Needless to say, all of these topics hold relevance regarding conflict prevention, resolution and post-conflict stability.
Trigger warning: Neither Dr Evil nor Keyboard Cat appear in the discussion. Nevertheless, other A-List celebrities were found. These include:
David Lipton: IMF First Deputy Managing Director
Ngaire Woods: Dean of Blavatnik School of Government and Professor of Global Economic Governance, Oxford
Professor Kenneth Rogoff: Professor of Economics at Harvard University and former Chief Economist at the IMF