Development Management Policy Seminar on “IMF’s Role in Promoting Financial Stability in Emerging Economies”

The above seminar was held on Friday, 21th August, 2015 in the Presentation Room of the Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies (GSICS) building. The speaker was Dr. Ken Miyajima who is an Economist with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The topic of his lecture was “IMF’s Role in Promoting Financial Stability in Emerging Economies”. Dr. Miyajima’s seminar consisted of two parts. The first one focused on IMF and its role in promoting financial stability in emerging economies and the second part covered a brief introduction to the Bank of International Settlements (BIS).

While presenting the first part of his presentation, Dr. Ken Miyajima started by briefly introducing IMF and its overall mandate. He then went on to explain how IMF plays its role of promoting financial stability in emerging economies. Before moving to the second part of his presentation, Dr. Miyajima talked about his career and experience with IMF and BIS. He provided the audiences with constructive advice and suggestions on how to apply for internship opportunities, as well as how to seek for employment in international organizations, such as IMF or BIS. In addition, he encouraged the audiences, mainly students to improve their communication and interpersonal skills, and to develop strategies of how to get past real and mental obstacles in life. He advised the students to write competitive and successful resumes through consulting relevant seniors and reviewing and analyzing different resume samples.

During the second part of his presentation, Dr. Miyajima introduced the BIS and its role as an international banking institution, as well as his experience of working with BIS. The seminar was highly informative and practical, as it provided students with the opportunity of broadening their knowledge and understanding of IMF and BIS. Moreover, the audiences gained very useful advice on how to prepare and apply for internship and employment opportunities with international development organizations. During the question and answer session, the students asked a number of questions, aimed at understanding the operations of IMF and BIS, and how to build a successful career in the international field.

Authored by Meng Xiaodong
Master Student

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