10:00—11:15 AM

The Future of Development: Why We Fight


Chris Blattman, Ramalee E Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

Kate Cronin-Furman, Associate Professor of Human Rights & Director of the Human Rights MA, University College London


Shanta Devarajan, Non-resident Fellow, Center for Global Development; Professor of the Practice of Development, Georgetown University, gui2de affiliate

This event will be hosted in person at Georgetown University and on Zoom. To receive the Zoom link and a reminder before the event, use the "register virtually" button. The video recording will be posted following the conclusion of the event.

In the Future of Development series, the Center for Global Development and the Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development and Evaluation (gui2de) bring together development experts, scholars, and policymakers to address the big questions facing developing countries and help shape the agenda in global development over the next decade. In this edition, Chris Blattman and Kate Cronin-Furman will join host Shanta Devarajan to discuss Blattman's new book, Why We Fight*, which draws on economics, political science, and real-world interventions to lay out the root causes and remedies for war, what leads to conflict over compromise, and how peacemakers can turn the tide by tinkering.

*To purchase a copy of the book at a 30% discount, click here.

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