April 4, 2011

James A. Harmon to give Carey Business School Ginder Lecture

James A. Harmon, chairman of Caravel Management and of the board of the World Resources Institute, is the speaker for this year’s Ginder Lecture, presented by the Carey Business School. His talk is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, at the school’s Harbor East campus, 4th floor, and will be preceded by a reception starting at 5:30 p.m.

Harmon, whose talk is titled “The Role of Capitalism in the Rise of the Developing World,” serves as the chief investment officer of the Caravel Fund (International) Ltd., an emerging and frontier markets fund launched in 2004. That same year, he was elected chairman of the board of the World Resources Institute, a global policy and research institution.

Harmon served as the chairman, president and CEO of the Export-Import Bank of the United States until June 1, 2001, completing a four-year term for which he was nominated by President Bill Clinton. Ex-Im Bank is an independent government agency that finances the sale of U.S. goods and services to developing countries.

Prior to entering government service in 1997, Harmon was chairman and CEO of investment bank Schroder Wertheim & Co. Prior to the joint venture with Schroders plc in 1986, he was a partner of Wertheim & Co. and chairman of its Investment Banking Committee.

Harmon is a member of the board of directors of QEP Resources, a leading independent natural gas and oil exploration and production company focused on the Rocky Mountain and mid-continent regions of the United States. In addition, he is a member of the board of directors of the Center for Global Development and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

A trustee emeritus of Brown University and Barnard College, Harmon received a bachelor of arts degree in English literature from Brown University and an MBA in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

The William M. and Katherine B. Ginder Lecture Fund brings prominent speakers to the Carey Business School to discuss timely and stimulating issues relevant to the business community.

To RSVP to the event, and for more information, email carey.events@jhu.edu or call 410-234-9356.