11 October 2008
ESI in Washington at the annual 2008 World Bank and IMF meetings

ESI Senior Analyst Diba Nigar Goksel is in Washington DC attending the annual 2008 World Bank and IMF meetings as one of the 25 "sponsored" civil society participants of the Civil Society Policy Forum organised by the WBG and IMF Civil Society Teams.

In this historic time - against the backdrop of the global financial crisis - Nigar is joining events where issues such as the global development agenda, food and fuel prices crisis, climate change, and IMF reform are debated. She has also had the opportunity to interact one-on-one with the staff of these institutions covering the Caucasus. Nigar will give a talk at Jamestown Foundation on October 15th at an event titled "Are Turkey-Armenian Relations About to Take off?".

Article by Nigar Göksel about her Washington trip in Turkish Daily News: Rescuing people or financial markets (14 October 2008)

Nigar Göksel
Nigar Göksel
World Bank building in Washington
World Bank building in Washington
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Alan Grant is an Irish photographer who travelled extensively in the Balkans and other countries and regions of the world. Thanks to him, ESI is able to show fascinating pictures of the Balkans: the facades of Tirana, the painted mosques of Travnik, the fabulous old houses of Plovdiv and the spectacular blue of water - dark in the Bay of Kotor, emerald in the river valleys of Bosnia, deep blue in Ohrid, twinkling in the Aegean Sea and on the Bosporus.

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Jonathan Lewis lives between London and Istanbul. He moved to London and spent many years studying photography and now specialises in photojournalism, documentary photography and commercial work for a wide variety of private and commercial clients in the UK, Europe and Turkey. His work has appeared in a number of magazines and publications and is used on the ESI website as well.

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