Events

Each year the Center for Global Development hosts more than 80 public and invitation-only events. These events range from private roundtables to small seminars to book launches and other large public forums. The Center continues to host two popular on-going event series, the CGD Invited Research Forum (formerly the Massachusetts Avenue Development Seminars) and Global Development Matters, our summer movie night series. If you would like more information about CGD events or are interested in renting our conference space, please send us an e-mail. You can subscribe to an RSS feed of upcoming events, and view our event photo archives on flickr.

A Conversation with MCC CEO Dana J. Hyde

4/24/15

The Center for Global Development and the Brookings Institution are pleased to host Dana J. Hyde for a conversation about MCC’s next ten years. The agency recently marked its first decade, providing occasion to reflect on impact, as well as an opportunity to outline a vision for the agency’s future.

The event will feature brief remarks from Ms. Hyde, who was confirmed as MCC’s fourth CEO in May 2014, followed by discussion of the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for the agency with Nancy Birdsall and Homi Kharas.

Horizons and Boundaries: What Technology Can Do to Advance Development and What It Cannot

4/28/15

On Tuesday, April 28 at 4:30 p.m., the Center for Global Development will be delighted to host Anne-Marie Slaughter, President and CEO of the New America Foundation, as the speaker for the annual Richard H. Sabot lecture. Dr. Slaughter’s talk is entitled "Horizons and Boundaries: What Technology Can Do to Advance Development and What It Cannot".

Now in its tenth year, the Richard H. Sabot Lecture honors the memory of Dick Sabot, a friend, co-author, and founding member of CGD's board of directors.

The lecture will be followed by a reception from 6:00 to 7:00 pm. RSVP

CGD Europe Sandwich Seminar: internal migration as a shock-coping strategy: evidence from a typhoon

5/20/15
Many see both internal and international migration as a means for people from developing countries to move out of poverty. But are migration and remittances also important tools for dealing with large, unanticipated shocks, such as natural disasters?  
 
In this month's seminar, Yanos Zylberberg (University of Bristol) presents evidence on how internal labour migration facilitates shock-coping in rural economies. Employing highly precise satellite data, in a paper with André Gröger, they identify objective variations in the inundations generated by the most severe typhoon in Vietnam for decades, and match this treatment with a household panel survey before and after the shock. 
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