Tuesday, May 19, 10:30 am
Burns Auditorium , George Marshall Center
Department of State

We trust that you are all well, and eager to go back soon to your normal activities and see your friends.The situation with the coronavirus, COVID-19, required us to postpone our March and April events, but we hope that by May we will be able to resume holding our programs.

AAFSW cordially invites you to join us for a very informative and important presentation entitled “Equality for Women = Prosperity for All,” which will take place on Tuesday, May 19th at 10:30 a.m. featuring Augusto Lopez-Claros, a well-known and respected international economist.

Mr. Lopez-Claros is a much-sought-after international speaker, having lectured at some of the world’s leading universities and think tanks. He has written several publications authored and co-authored, and lectured extensively on a wide range of topics in his field, including (co-authored with Bahiyyih Nakhjavani) Equality for Women = Prosperity for All. This year, he just published a book on global governance (co-authored with Arthur Dahl and Maja Groff).

RSVP by Friday, May 15th to office@aafsw.org or 703-820-5420 to register. All attendees without a State Department badge will need to provide a Driver’s License or passport number and their Date of Birth to submit to the Office of Security at the State Department. The charge for the program is $5.00 for AAFSW members and $10.00 for non-members, to cover catering costs. Please send your information and a check (made out to AAFSW) to our headquarters at 4001 9thStreet North, Suite 214, Arlington VA, 22203.

Please come to the 21st Street NW entrance of the Department of State (between C Street and Virginia Avenue NW). As you enter, rather than reporting to the main desk, please go to the table to your left where one of our members will check you in.

We will have an informal coffee (and tea) social time, which begins at 10:30 a.m., followed by the presentation beginning at 11:00 a.m. We will keep you informed of any changes regarding the date. Keep safe and healthy.
We look forward to seeing you.

Sheila Switzer
AAFSW Program Chair

Augusto Lopez-Claros is an international economist with over 30 years of experience in
international organizations, including most recently at the World Bank. For the 2018/2019
academic years Augusto Lopez-Claros was on leave from the World Bank as a Senior Fellow at
the Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. Between 2011 and
2017 he was the Director of the World Bank’s Global Indicators Group, the department
responsible for the Bank’s Doing Business report and other international benchmarking studies.
Previously he was Chief Economist and Director of the Global Competitiveness Program at the
World Economic Forum in Geneva, where he was also the Editor of the Global Competitiveness
Report, the Forum’s flagship publication, as well as a number of regional economic reports.
Before joining the Forum he worked for several years in the financial sector in London, with a
special focus on emerging markets. He was the International Monetary Fund’s Resident
Representative in the Russian Federation during the 1990s.

Before joining the IMF, Lopez-Claros was a Professor of Economics at the University of Chile in
Santiago. He was educated in England and the United States, receiving a diploma in
Mathematical Statistics from Cambridge University and a PhD in Economics from Duke
University. He is a much-sought-after international speaker, having lectured in the last several
years at some of the world’s leading universities and think tanks. In 2007 he was a coeditor of
The International Monetary System, the IMF, and the G-20: A Great Transformation in the
Making? and The Humanitarian Response Index: Measuring Commitment to Best Practice, both
published by Palgrave. He was the editor of The Innovation for Development Report 2009–2010:
Strengthening Innovation for the Prosperity of Nations, published by Palgrave in November
2009. More recent publications include: “Removing Impediments to Sustainable Economic
Development: The Case of Corruption” (2015), “Fiscal Challenges After the Global Financial

Crisis: A Survey of Key Issues” (2014) and “The Moral Dimension of the Fight Against
Corruption” (2017). In May of 2018 Sweden’s Global Challenges Foundation awarded Lopez-
Claros the New Shape Prize for his work (with Arthur Dahl and Maja Groff) “Global
Governance and the Emergence of Global Institutions for the 21 st Century,” which will be
published by Cambridge University Press in January of 2020. St. Martin’s Press published in late
2018 his book (co-authored with Bahiyyih Nakhjavani) Equality for Women = Prosperity for All.
A list of lectures and papers can be found at: www.augustolopezclaros.com