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Development Education in US Universities: What's New and What's Missing

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 10:00am to 11:30am
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A Panel Discussion Featuring
David Hirschmann
Professor, School of International Service
American University

Carol Lancaster
Dean, School of Foreign Service
Georgetown University

David Lindauer
Stanford Calderwood Professor of Economics, Wellesley College
Chairman, CGD Advisory Group

Franck Wiebe
Faculty Director, Master of Development Policy Program
Georgetown University

Chaired by
Michael Clemens
Senior Fellow
Center for Global Development

Interest in international development education has increased dramatically over the past decade, sparking a wave of new undergraduate courses and concentrations and dozens of new graduate degree programs. Are these new courses and programs meeting the needs of the next generation of development experts? Amidst so many new programs what differentiates one option from the next? How should these programs evolve?

To address these questions, CGD will host four leaders in development education to discuss how this changing academic landscape is influencing development education and how they hope the field will continue to progress. Lindauer has recently completed the 7th edition of his seminal text book Economics of Development and will share his thoughts on how undergraduate education in development has evolved. Hirschmann, Lancaster, and Wiebe will share their insights on the evolution of graduate degree programs in development, and on future directions for these programs.

Location, Date & Time

Center for Global Development, First Floor Conference Center, 1800 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

Thursday, November 8, 2012
10:00am to 11:30am