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While CGD and CGDE in-person events are postponed at this time following guidance from public health officials on dealing with the spread of the coronavirus, we will continue to host some events and meetings online and will place updated announcements on this page as they are organized and confirmed. Thank you for your continued interest in CGD’s work.

Note: CGD is committed to gender diversity. Read our gender diversity commitments for public events here.


August 11, 2020 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM ET

The West may have woken up to China’s role in developing countries with the advent of the Belt and Road initiative in 2015, but China’s economic relationships with these countries had already been rapidly expanding earlier in the decade. Now, in the midst of a global health and economic crisis,...

August 12, 2020 11:00 AM AEST

Historically, Australia has lacked a coherent policy to attract immigrants with less extensive formal training and education, despite the needs of their aging population and labour market. Recent moves to develop such a policy have thrown up numerous questions, such as how many vocational...

August 17, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released a new report assessing progress toward increased staff diversity at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Please join Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security and the Center for Global Development for an event...

August 19, 2020 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET

Today, 1.4 million refugees urgently await resettlement, and this number is growing. Less than a tenth of these people were due to be resettled in 2020, and COVID-19 will reduce this number even further.


December 20, 2005
Jere R. Behrman, William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Economics, University of Pennsylvania, will present his paper entitled "What Determines Adult...
December 15, 2005
Joao Saldanha, Director of the Timor Institute of Development Studies in Dili, East Timor, will speak about the reconstruction efforts in Aceh and...
December 14, 2005
CGD hosted panel discussion on the Doha Development Round with CGD Senior Fellow William Cline, CGD Research Fellow Kimberly Elliott, IIE Director C...
December 9, 2005
CGD hosted a keynote address by Andrew Natsios, USAID Administrator, and panel discussion on the topic of U.S. food aid.
December 8, 2005
CGD and JHU-SAIS will host a seminar with Kenneth Leonard, Dept. of Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of Maryland-College Park....
December 1, 2005
Jimmy “Jimbo” Wales, founder of Wikipedia, the free online encyclopedia, spoke at this CGD event co-sponsored with Forum One Communications, the...
November 21, 2005
The Center for Global Development was launched with a lunch reception and panel discussion.
November 17, 2005
CGD and JHU-SAIS will host a seminar with Alan Gelb, Director of Development Policy at the World Bank. Andrew Berg, Division Chief, Policy and...


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