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GREGORY C. DAHL

Greg@dahls.net
Poněšická 1079
Hluboká nad Vltavou, 37341 Czechia
+420 777 982 577 (mobile)

Professional Experience

2007                AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN BULGARIA

Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria

Taught senior-level course “Globalization and Economic Policy” as adjunct faculty.

2003-               retired

2000-2003       INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Antananarivo, Madagascar

IMF Senior Resident Representative in Madagascar.  Advised the President, Ministers of Finance and Economy, Governor of the Central Bank and other senior officials on economic and financial policies, and monitored performance in the framework of programs agreed with the IMF.  Liaised closely with other representatives of the international community.  Member of the diplomatic corps.

1995-2000       INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Washington, DC

Advisor, IMF Institute.  Responsible for in-house program of training in economics for IMF staff.  Liaised with regional training institutes in Africa for training of country officials in macroeconomics and financial programming.  Performed various administrative functions of the front office of the IMF Institute.  Led teams of instructors offering national or regional courses for officials of IMF member countries in different areas of the world.

1992-1995       INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Sofia, Bulgaria

IMF Resident Representative in Bulgaria (see above).

1991-1992       INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Washington, D.C.

Deputy Division Chief, North African Division, African Department.

1986-1991       INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Washington, D.C.

Senior Economist, African Department.  (Promoted from Economist in 1988.) Desk officer for Algeria from January 1989, for Nigeria during 1988, and for Equatorial Guinea 1986-87.  Responsible for analysis of economic developments and prospects in desk country, coordinating a team of several econo­mists.  Participated in negotiations for IMF-supported adjustment programs.

1984-1986       INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Freetown, Sierra Leone

IMF Resident Representative in Sierra Leone (see above).

1981-1983       INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Port-au-Prince, Haïti

IMF Resident Representative in Haïti (see above).

1976-1980       INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Washington, D.C.

Economist, Desk officer for Pakistan, Middle Eastern Department, 1977-80. Economist, Treasurer’s Department, 1976-77.

1970-1972       ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

Raleigh, N.C.

In fulfillment of military service requirement, served as officer in Public Health Service, air pollution control.  Administered grant program, served as project officer for a large economic model.

Education

1969-1980       Ph.D. candidate in economics, Harvard University.

1976                M.A. in economics, Harvard University.

1969                B.A. in electrical engineering, Harvard College.

Board and Service Organization Memberships

2008-              REGIONAL BOARD OF ḤUQÚQU’LLÁH OF THE BAHÁ’Í FAITH

Europe

Deputy Trustee of Ḥuqúqu’lláh and officer of a Regional Board

2006-2015
and 1994-95    NATIONAL GOVERNING BODY OF THE BAHÁ’Í FAITH

 
Bulgaria

Member and officer, National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of Bulgaria.

1989-1992       TREASURER, NEW ERA FOUNDATION

New York

Director (Treasurer since mid-1990) of small charitable foundation dedicated to supporting grass-roots development initiatives around the world consonant with the principles of the Bahá’í Faith.

1987-1989       MEMBER, NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE, Bahá’í Faith

U.S.

Member (Chairman 1987-88) of committee of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá’ís of the United States charged with guiding the internal development of the Bahá’í community.

1983-1984       MEMBER, BOARD OF DIRECTORS, ANIS ZUNUZI SCHOOL

Haïti

Member of the International Board of Directors, Anis Zunúzí Bahá’í School, Port-au-Prince, Haïti, a non-profit, charita­ble primary school providing low-cost education to village children.

Other experience

1986-1992       Organizer, IMF staff discussion group (“The Wednesday Group”) devoted to exploring moral and ethical aspects of IMF work, such as environmental and poverty issues and the economic impact of defense spending.

Book

Dahl, Gregory C. (2007). One World, One People: How Globalization is Shaping Our Future.  Wilmette, IL: Bahá’í Publishing. Available on Amazon (including Kindle ebook).

Articles

Dahl, Gregory C. (2012). Trust and Trustworthiness. Paris: European Bahá’í Business Forum.

Dahl, Gregory C. (2001). Review of Future Positive: International Co-operation in the 21st Century by Michael Edwards.  Washington, D.C.: IMF, Finance & Development September 2001 38:3.

Dahl, Gregory C. (1993). Managing Change. Paris: European Bahá’í Business Forum.

Dahl, Gregory C. (1993). Managing Change.  In The New Spiritual Values – The Bahá’í Model. (Russian) Moscow: Progress.

Dahl, Gregory C. (1991). Evolving Toward a Bahá’í Economic System. Journal of Bahá’í Studies 4:3. (A revised version of Dahl 1984)

Dahl, Gregory C. (1985). Values, Culture, and Development: A Bahá’í Approach. World Order Spring/Summer 1985.

Dahl, Gregory C. (1984). A Bahá’í Perspective on Economic and Social Development”.  In Circle of Unity: Bahá’í Approaches to Current Social Issues, Anthony A. Lee (ed.), Los Angeles: Kalimát Press.

Dahl, Gregory C. (1984). Evolving Toward a Bahá’í Economic System. Bahá’í Studies Notebook 3:3 & 4, February 1984.

Dahl, Gregory C. (1976). Impressions of a Bahá’í Youth from a Journey Round the World. The Bahá’í World, 1968-1973 (Haifa, Israel: Bahá’í World Centre, 1976), pp. 352-357.

Dahl, Gregory C. (1975). Economics and the Bahá’í Teachings: An Overview. World Order, Fall 1975.

Dahl, Gregory C. (1969). Indian Bahá’ís of Bolivia. World Order, 1969.

Video presentations and interviews

Wilmette Institute web talk: Globalization and Current Events – A Bahá’í Perspective. February 2017.

TEDx talk: What’s Your Focus? Reality and Human Nature. June 2012.

Interview on Bulgarian National Television Channel 1. Aired 8:45 a.m. on 1 July 2010 (11.47)

Interview in Beyond King of the Mountain. December 2009

Interview on First Business (US national TV news program). 2 July 2007 (4.18)

Personal data   U.S. citizen.  Permanent residency in Bulgaria.  Residency in the Czech Republic.   Married.

Languages        Working knowledge of French, some Bulgarian and Spanish.

May 2017