The current financial and economic crisis and plans for a regional approach to economic recovery is the focus of the 2011 Adlith Brown Memorial Lecture, scheduled for the Frank Collymore Hall on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.

In 2000 Mr. Cox was appointed Deputy Secretary-General of the Commonwealth. He served in this position until 2006 when he joined the Board of the Inter-American Development Bank, first as Alternate Executive Director and then from 2008 to 2010 as Executive Director, for the Caribbean Constituency (Bahamas, Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, and Trinidad and Tobago). In 2008 the Government of Barbados appointed him Chairman of the Special Working Group on the Economy, established to provide advice and policy responses to grapple with the global economic crisis.

The 26th edition of the event hosted by the Central Bank of Barbados and the Caribbean Centre for Money and Finance, will have as its guest lecturer, former Central Bank Governor, Winston Cox, who will address the topic “The International Financial Architecture and its Application in the Caribbean”.

According to the organizers, this topic is certain to be of immense interest to Barbados and the wider Caribbean, as all of these countries are feeling the impact of the continuing economic crisis in the advanced economies, and several of them are international financial centres that are heavily reliant on foreign direct investment.

“We must continue to discuss the issues pertaining to the changing economic and financial environment within which we will all have to live and work, with the intention of creating a plan of action to address these matters in a manner which ensures that the region emerges successfully from this crisis,” the lecture organizers further stated.

The Bank and the CCMF further explained that the guest lecturer was selected because of his distinguished domestic and international career in the areas of finance and economics.

In addition to serving in the top position at the Central Bank of Barbados, Mr. Cox was fiscal advisor to the Government of Grenada (1992-1994) and was the Alternate Executive Director on the Board of the World Bank in the Canadian-Irish-Caribbean Office (1994-1997).

This lecture honours the memory of the late Adlith Brown, a Caribbean regionalist, economist and Coordinator of the Regional Programme of Monetary Studies, the predecessor to the CCMF.

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