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Conference speakers include RISE Research Director Lant Pritchett, Felipe Barrera-Osorio, Vicky Colbert, Jishnu Das, Annie Duflo, James Habyarimana, Kara Hanson, Elizabeth King, Michael Kremer, Karthik Muralidharan, Derek Neal, Pauline Rose, Norbert Schady, and Leonard Wantchekon.
On June 18 from 12:15 - 2:00 p.m., in conjunction with the conference, there will also be a pre-solicitation meeting for potential RISE bidders, including a Q&A with Lant Pritchett about the project’s upcoming call for proposals. To attend the pre-solicitation meeting, RSVP to email@example.com
Professor Michael L. Ross, Dept. of Political Science, University of California-Los Angeles, will present "What King of Government is Good for the Poor?" Peter Timmer, Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Development will serve as the discussant.
We are honored to welcome Secretary Benn, who will discuss the UK government’s ongoing process to define a coherent whole-of-government strategy for weak and fragile states. He will outline the common agenda that the UK and US share with respect to these states in the developing world. Francis Fukuyama and Sebastian Mallaby, two distinguished analysts of these issues in the American context, will offer their thoughts on US strategy and multilateral efforts in this area.
CGD is honored to present Women & War, photographer Jenny Matthews’ poignant visual diary of women workers, caregivers and mediators living in areas of extreme conflict. The photographs illuminate faces of suffering, strength, and perseverance-from Afghanistan to Chechnya, Ethiopia to Sierra Leone. Please join us to view the exhibit, as our distinguished panelists provide a context for the role of women throughout the developing world in conflict resolution-and prevention.
The Center for Global Development and Institute for International Economics held a luncheon meeting on Thursday, June 17 to release the new study, Trade Policy and Global Poverty by joint Senior Fellow William R. Cline. His presentation was followed by initial comments from Anne Krueger, First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund.
On June 8th, the Commission on Weak States and US National Security will release the findings of a nine month study on US policy toward weak and failed states.This public meeting, which coincides with the release of the Commission report, aims to shed light on one of the most underappreciated, yet critical challenges to US national security in the 21st century.
Philip Denkabe, a Ph.D. Candidate in Economics at New York University, will present "Aid, Policy and Growth: A Threshold Hypothesis," a paper delving into the relationships and effects of foreign aid to economic growth, when examined within the context of macroeconomic policy.