Students in Bretton Woods: The Next Generation of Economic Thinking


It’s day two of INET’s Conference in Bretton Woods and a new energy has
filled the halls and sessions with the arrival of nearly thirty student
attendees.

The future our economic system ultimately lies in the hands of the next generation, and this year INET invited select students to attend the conference, kicking off their first session with the other conference delegates over lunch with Gordon Brown, the former Prime Minister of the UK.

Over the course of the two days the students will spend in Bretton Woods, they will have the opportunity to engage with the world’s leading economic thinkers, debate issues, propose ideas, and attend a private breakfast hosted by Dr. Rob Johnson, Executive Director of INET; Tom Bernes, Executive Director of The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI); and Daniel L. Goroff, the Program Director at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

Roughly half of the students come from a range of American universities and colleges including Amherst College, Barnard College, Boston University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Hampshire College, Harvard University, the New School, UC Berkley, University of New Hampshire, Tufts University, and Yale University. The other half of the student attendees come from Canadian campuses, including Carleton University, McGill University, Queens University, University of Western Ontario, and the Balsillie School of International Affairs. One student has come from the London School of Economics.

Both the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) have offered their support to fund student participation with INET.