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Statecraft and the Global Economy: Recent Developments

Brent McIntosh (AB, ‘96), General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Citi, and former Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs


Brent McIntosh (AB, ‘96), General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Citi, and former Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs

Date & time

Mar 30, 2023, 4:00-5:20 pm EDT


Join Brent McIntosh, UM alumna and former Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs for a discussion of the power, limits, and risks of economic sanctions as a tool of U.S. statecraft and the evolution of institutions of global financial coordination.

Office Hours with Brent McIntosh

Ford School students register here for individual 20-minute appointments between 2:30 and 3:30 pm on Thursday, March 30.

From the speaker's bio:

Brent McIntosh joined Citi as General Counsel & Corporate Secretary in October 2021. Brent oversees Citi's Global Legal Affairs & Compliance organization, which comprises the Legal Department, Independent Compliance Risk Management, Citi Security and Investigative Services, and Citi’s Regulatory Strategy and Policy function.

Brent served as Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs from 2019 to 2021. He led the Treasury Department’s engagement in the G7 and G20, represented the United States on the Financial Stability Board, and managed U.S. participation at the IMF and World Bank. He oversaw Treasury’s international economic and financial policy work, including significant engagements on investment security and regulation of digital currencies. During 2020, he coordinated initiatives to alleviate the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic consequences.

From 2017 to 2019, Brent served as Treasury’s General Counsel, leading the department’s approximately 2,000 lawyers and spearheading its regulatory reform efforts. Prior to that, he was a partner in the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell, where his practice focused on complex disputes involving financial institutions and multinational corporations.

Brent served in the White House from 2006 until 2009, first as Associate Counsel to the President and then as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Staff Secretary. Before that, he was a Deputy Assistant Attorney General at the Justice Department, where his work focused on national security matters.

A Michigan native, Brent holds an A.B. in economics and political science from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Yale Law School. Following law school, he was a law clerk to two federal appellate judges, Dennis Jacobs of the Second Circuit and Laurence H. Silberman of the D.C. Circuit. Brent serves on the Board of Directors of the Alexander Hamilton Society, the Board of Advisors for the National Security Institute at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School, and the Advisory Council of the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, where he previously served as an Adjunct Senior Fellow for International Economics and Finance, as well as the Bretton Woods Committee and the International Institute for Strategic Studies.