More than Meets the Eyes
Noted speakers are invited to the CDE to present public lectures and to conduct in-class seminars on topics relating to the problems faced by developing countries. These lectures offer a unique opportunity for CDE fellows to talk with some of the major policy makers in the field of economic development. The small class gives each student access to the speaker and affords an opportunity for a meaningful exchange of ideas.
CDE Guest Seminars — Current Academic Year
- Nancy Birdsall & Gerard Caprio, Center for Global Development & Williams College, “The Global Financial Crisis and the Development Agenda” – September 13, 2012.
- Paul Niehaus, UC San Diego, “Introducing A Radical New Way To Give: Directly” – September 21, 2012.
- Sajeda Amin, The Population Council, “Making Gender-Based Violence Socially Unacceptable in Urban Bangladesh” – October 19, 2012.
- John Briscoe, Harvard University, “The Challenge of Water Security in a Changing World” – November 2, 2012.
- Nancy Birdsall, Center for Global Development & Williams College, “Oil to Cash and Beyond” – November 9, 2012.
- Nancy Birdsall, Center for Global Development & Williams College, “Institution Building Through Cash on Delivery Aid” – November 13, 2012.
- Pierre-Richard Agenor, University of Manchester, “Public Capital, Growth, and Welfare”– November 28, 2012.
- Shawn Powers, J-PAL (The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab), “How to Do Randomized Evaluations”– January 8, 2013.
- Petia Topolova, Harvard University & IMF, “The Rising Resilience of Emerging Market and Developing Economies”– April 1, 2013.
- Stephan Klesan, University of Göttingen, “MDG’s Post-2015: A Modest Proposal”– April 12, 2013.
CDE Guest Seminars — Last Academic Year
- Patrick Honohan, Central Bank of Ireland, “Risks and Benefits of the Globalized Economy: Lessons from Ireland for Developing Countries” – September 22, 2011.
- Nancy Birdsall, Center for Global Development, “Beyond Bullets and Bombs: Fixing the U.S. Approach to Development in Pakistan” – October 21, 2011.
- Dean Yang, University of Michigan, “Making Remittances Work for Development” – October 25, 2011.
- Biju Rao, The World Bank, “Localizing Development: Does Participation Work” – November 9, 2011.
- Monica Singhal, Harvard University, “Informal Taxation” – November 15, 2011.
Global Warming and Developing Countries: Addressing and Coping with the Challenge:
Conference at Williams College, April 10-11, 2008
Keynote Speaker: Adil Najam, Director of the Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, Boston University “Climate Change, Development, and Security”
Recent visitors have also included:
His Excellency Sir Q. Ketumile J. Masire, former President of the Republic of Botswana;
Richard Agenor, Hallsworth Chair in International Macroeconomics and Development Economics, Univeristy of Manchester;
Joseph Stiglitz, Columbia University Professor of Economics and winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics;
Amartya Sen, Lamont Univeristy Professor, Harvard University Professor of Economics and Philosophy and winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics.