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On June 23, 2005 The Center for Global Development and the Asian Development Bank hosted an event titled, "Asia and China: Growing Together?" Mr. Haruhiko Kuroda, president of the Asian Development Bank, was the featured speaker.
The Center for Global Development, the Council on Foreign Relations and HBO Films presented the premiere of "The Girl in the Café." By screenwriter Richard Curtis (“Love Actually,” “Four Weddings and a Funeral”), the film faces perhaps the most important issue of 2005: Will this be the year when world powers seriously address the issue of world poverty once and for all?
Michael R. Reich, Taro Takemi Professor of International Health Policy, Harvard School of Public Health and Director, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies gave a talk entitled "Access to Medicines: The Puzzling Case of Praziquantel."
Andrew Meldrum, freelance journalist for the Guardian and the Economist, Winner, 2004 Columbia University Schork Award for courageous
international journalism, discussed his new book, "Where We Have Hope: A Memoir of Zimbabwe" (Atlantic Monthly Press, 2005).
Witney Schneidman, President, Schneidman & Associates and Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs discussed his book “Engaging Africa: Washington and the Fall of Portugal’s Colonial Empire” at a CGD seminar.
CGD hosted Paolo de Renzio, a Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute in London, for a seminar entitled "Scaling Up vs. Absorptive Capacity: Challenges and Opportunities for reaching the MDGs in Africa."
CGD and SAIS hosted a seminar with Edward Miguel, Department of Economics, University of California at Berkeley. Miguel presented his paper, "Warfare and development: The long-run impact of bombing Vietnam."
CGD hosted Robert I. Rotberg, Director, Kennedy School of Government’s Program on Intrastate Conflict and Conflict Resolution at Harvard University and President, World Peace Foundation for a seminar entitled "Good and Bad Governance in Africa and Beyond."