Upcoming

Can you imagine any country achieving its development objectives without appropriate laws and regulations? Can you imagine sustainable development without justice? Law and justice are integral to making the world a better place, to end extreme poverty and to spread prosperity.

Dr. Jim Yong Kim
President, World Bank Group
Jan Eliasson
Deputy Secretary General, United Nations
Anne-Marie Leroy
Senior Vice President and World Bank Group General Counsel

The event will focus on this year’s theme of “Generation Open.” It aims to provide a forum for students and early career researchers to explore how the transition to Open Access affects scholars and researchers at different stages of their careers.


The big data revolution continues to create new ways to advance development effectiveness. Join us as we discuss, debate, and demystify the expanding role of big data to support the WBG’s twin goals.

Haishan Fu
Director, Development Economics Data Group, World Bank Group
Marcelo Giugale
Senior Director, Macro & Fiscal Management GP, World Bank Group
Aleem Walji
Chief Innovation Advisor, Leadership, Learning & Innovation, World Bank Group
Ryan Seigel
Second Muse
Neisan Massarrat
Second Muse
Andrea Coppola
Senior Economist, Macro & Fiscal Management GP, World Bank Group
Joshua Blumenstock
Director of the Data Science Lab, University of Washington
Aaron Siegel
Data Visualization Artist
Christopher Surdak
eDiscovery and Analytics, Hewlett-Packard
Shomik Mehndiratta
Lead Urban Transport Specialist, World Bank Group
Alanna Simpson
Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist, Climate Change GP, World Bank Group
Adarsh Desai
Program Manager, Leadership, Learning & Innovation, World Bank Group