The Exchange: Conversations for a Better Future

One-on-one conversation with Kristalina Georgieva and Microsoft President Brad Smith, March 18, 2021

March 18, 2021

Kristalina Georgieva and Brad Smith in a live conversation moderated by Ali Velshi for an exploration of how economists and technologists can collaborate to lay the groundwork for a better future, March 18, 2021

Technology has been a disruptive force throughout the COVID-19 crisis, accelerating trends towards greater automation while creating new pathways for collaboration and connection. High-profile breaches in cybersecurity have demonstrated that fighting cybercrime and reducing risk must be a shared undertaking across and inside countries. Microsoft President Brad Smith has said the tech sector needs to collaborate with governments to navigate these disruptions successfully.

Kristalina Georgieva joined Brad Smith on a virtual live conversation moderated by MSNBC’s Ali Velshi for an exploration of how economists and technologists can collaborate to lay the groundwork for a better future on Thursday, March 18 at 2:30 pm ET.

A Crisis Like No Other, July 30, 2020

The International Monetary Fund launched in 2020 a new series called The Exchange: Conversations for a Better Future.

A ‘Crisis Like No Other’ --our first conversation-- took a look at the impact of the pandemic on inequality, rising debt levels in emerging markets and low-income countries, and how countries could lay the groundwork for a more resilient economy.

IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva joined Eurasia Group’s President and Founder Ian Bremmer on a one-on-one conversation moderated by Foreign Policy's Managing Editor Ravi Agrawal on July 30, 2020.