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Join Us on March 5 for a Webinar on the IMF, World Bank, and WTO

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Please join us on March 5, 2020, at 2pm for the webinar “Profiling International Organizations: IMF, World Bank, WTO.” My colleague Elizabeth Boomer and I will provide insight into the history, structure, key functions, and current developments at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, and the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Flyer Announcing Upcoming Webinar on International Organizations. Image by Susan Taylor-Pikulsky.

Elizabeth Boomer earned a Master of Laws from the Geneva Masters in International Dispute Settlement in 2013, and a Juris Doctor from Howard University School of Law in 2010. She also earned a master’s degree in international politics from American University’s School of International Service (2007), and a bachelor’s degree in French from Truman State University (2005). Ms. Boomer is a member of the New York State bar.

Jenny Gesley holds a Master of Laws from the University of Minnesota Law School, a Juris Doctor equivalent from the Goethe University of Frankfurt, Germany, and a doctorate in law. Her doctoral dissertation on “Financial Market Supervision in the United States: National Developments and International Standards” (in German) was awarded the Baker & McKenzie Award in 2015. Dr. Gesley is admitted to the New York State bar and is qualified to practice law in Germany.

This webinar is the latest installment in the Law Library’s new series of webinars focused on foreign and comparative law. Our foreign law specialists and legal research analysts cover 267 jurisdictions around the world, providing Congress with expert advice in the form of foreign law reports as well as testimony before Congress, and we are pleased to share their depth of knowledge and expertise with you.

To register, please click here or call (202) 707-5080.

Comments (8)

  1. Good morning — do you plan a webinare on UN entities as well? Kind regards, Sarah

    • Hi Sarah, thank you for your question. So far nothing is planned, but if there is interest in a webinar on UN entities, we can certainly add it to the schedule. Please let us know if there are any particular ones you are interested in.

  2. Do you plan on creating more webinars in the future ?

    • Yes, there will be one each month on different topics.

  3. Yes, an overview of the UN, its primary functions, and finding UN documents would be great. Same for the EU!!

  4. I am very sorry, but just had to ask this idiotic question-cause i missed something; are these2 institutions, connected to COPYRIGHT or Patent–or this webinar is purely on the institutions and their status

    • Hi Ali, thank you very much for your question. The presentation on the WTO will briefly mention copyright (TRIPS) and the relationship to WIPO. However, in general, all three presentations will give more of a general overview of the organizations, their historical development, and powers and functions. If you have a specific question, you can submit it through “Ask a librarian” at

  5. I signed up for this webinar but was unable to attend. Will there be a recording?

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