The Sir Winston Scott Memorial Lecture is Going Virtual

Author(s): Central Bank Of Barbados

Created 12 Nov, 2020
Categories General Press Release
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The Central Bank of Barbados will host the annual Sir Winston Scott Memorial Lecture virtually this year, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. For the first time, and on its 45th anniversary, this lecture series will take on an interview style where Governor Cleviston Haynes will engage with global finance expert Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. This renowned economist and international development professional has over 30 years working in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America and will address the virtual audience on the topic “International Cooperation in the Time of COVID” on Monday, November 23, 2020 at 8:05 p.m.

The Nigerian born humanitarian and author has been awarded several honours in recognition of her global contribution to areas such as sustainable development and women’s empowerment, among several others. Some awards which adorn her are Global Finance Minister of the Year (Euromoney, 2005), the Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Award (2010), the Global Leadership Award by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs (2011) and in 2017, the Madeline K. Albright Global Development Award from the Aspen Institute.

You are invited to be a part of this online conversation by tuning into CBC TV8 for the live broadcast.  Also follow via the livestreams on the Bank’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.

The annual Sir Winston Scott Memorial Lecture is dedicated to the memory of the island’s first native Governor General Sir Winston Arleigh Scott who died on August 9, 1976. Barbadians and visitors to the island usually gather in their numbers to hear noted intellectuals deliver speeches on a wide range of topics surrounding Economics, Entrepreneurship, Information Technology, Science, Health, etc.  Some immediate past speakers include Giza Gaspar Martins, Dr. Carissa Etienne, the Right Honourable Patricia Scotland, Q.C., and Dr. Richard Drayton.


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