Friday, February 25, 2011

A Worldwide Financial Plan Made in NH

In the waning months of World War II, 730 delegates from all 44 allied nations gathered at the Mount Washington Hotel at Bretton Woods to talk about money. The purpose of this United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference was to establish the international monetary and financial order that would be needed in the post-war world. Among other things, the conference laid the foundations of the World Bank, still in existence today.

Carl Lindblade, Lecturer at the UNH Whittemore School of Business, will visit the library on Thursday, March 3, at 7 pm to present a lecture and slide show titled, "A Hotel Goes to Peace, Not War: the Story of the Mount Washington Hotel and the International Monetary Conference at Bretton Woods." He'll talk about the importance of this event, both in world history and NH history. He'll share behind-the-scenes stories of spies, Russian ladies misbehaving, and other anecdotes that didn't make the headlines.

This program is made possible by the generosity of the UNH Speakers Bureau, which connects faculty and staff speakers with non-profit organizations to share the research and knowledge of the university with the people and communities of New Hampshire. This program is open to all adults and teens. Reservations are encouraged by clicking here or calling 424-5021.

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