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IMF Dialog with Latin American Students

Last Updated: July 29, 2017

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is launching an online conversation with university students from Peru and other countries in the region. The IMF wants to hear first-hand from the youth of South America about their concerns and interests, and their suggestions about how the IMF can serve the region better.

What You Need to Know

  • WHAT: Town Hall meeting with University students and the Managing Director of the IMF
  • HOW: E-mail your questions for the Managing Director on the global economy, regional economic issues, the role of the IMF, and concerns about your own economic future to:
  • WHEN: Submit your questions to the IMF by May 17, 2010, and you may be selected to attend the Town Hall on May 27, 2010
  • WHERE: Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Peru

The objective of this initiative is to engage with the next generation of leaders, to get their perspectives on key economic issues, and to motivate their thinking at an early stage on policy measures that will be needed to preserve economic stability and secure sustainable growth and significant poverty reduction in the region.

In partnership with Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Consorcio de Investigacion Economica y Social (CIES) and El Comercio in Peru, the IMF invites students from the region to submit questions to the Managing Director of the IMF, Mr. Dominique Strauss-Kahn, about the global economy, regional economic issues, the role of the IMF, and concerns about their own economic future.

Participation Details

Students interested in participating may submit up to three questions on the topics above. Questions should be submitted via e-mail to by May 17, 2010. The e-mail should include the following information:

** This information will be treated confidentially **
  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Identification Number (DNI)
  • E-Mail Address
  • Cell Phone Number
  • University
  • Specialty
  • City/Country

Anonymous questions will not be accepted. All of the questions submitted will be reviewed, and ten questions will be selected. The students who submitted these questions will then be invited to attend a Town Hall meeting in Lima, Peru on May 27 where, alongside other students from universities in Peru and other countries, they will have the opportunity to ask their question directly to the Managing Director.

The IMF wants to encourage students to participate in this dialog. This is an opportunity to have your questions answered and make a difference within your community, your country, and your region.