Undersecretary of the Treasury Lael Brainard addressed the topic of "Two Years after the Crisis: The Global Economic Agenda" at an event held July 26, 2010, at the Peterson Institute. The undersecretary discussed the prospects for maintaining the economic recovery, repairing the global financial system and rebalancing the world economy in light of the latest G-20 meetings and recent international economic developments.
Brainard was confirmed as undersecretary for international affairs on April 20. She had most recently served as vice president and founding director of the global economy and development program at the Brookings Institution and had earlier been an associate professor of applied economics at the Sloan School of Management at MIT. She was previously deputy national economic advisor and deputy assistant to the President on international economics during the Clinton administration, when she also served as the US sherpa to the G-8.