If we know the world is warming and there's a 10% chance this might eventually lead to a catastrophe beyond anything we could imagine, why aren't we doing more about climate change right now? We insure our lives against an uncertain future—why not our planet?
When markets collapsed in 2008, policymakers invoked the lessons of the Great Depression. Barry Eichengreen will show us how fear of another depression following the collapse of Lehman Brothers shaped policy responses, with both positive and negative results.
What are the key steps to empower women in international integration? How can women-run businesses reach out to global markets? How can we ensure Vietnamese women’s competiveness in the global labor market? How can Vietnamese women contribute to regional and global social and cultural development?
The definition and regulation of property rights to land are at the heart of state formation and politics all over the world. James Robinson will discuss the inter-connections between land and power and how it may affect the impact of countries’ land policy choices and programs supported by development partners.
Michael Green will explain how the Social Progress Index measures the inclusiveness of 132 countries and how it is being used by governments, businesses and civil society organizations to drive change.
Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank Group, will return to Georgetown March 18 to deliver a second lecture as part of a semester-long conversation on “The Global Future of Development” convened by Georgetown’s new Global Futures Initiative.
The World Bank, in partnership with the London School of Economics, Overseas Development Institute, Participedia and CIVICUS, are launching a free 4-week course on Citizen Engagement, hosted by Coursera, on March 15, 2015.
Taught by a global faculty of experts and practitioners, the course provides a holistic overview of citizen engagement through interactive videos, resources, and activities. Join this launch event to learn more about this MOOC and the importance of citizen engagement.
Montek Singh Ahluwalia will discuss India's growth prospects and the policy challenges ahead as India attempts to pursue an agenda of deep economic reforms.
What measures can help to eradicate, once and for all, chronic poverty? What kind of job opportunities should we offer to the chronic poor? Can Latin America learn from other countries with lower rates of chronic poverty? Does the region have any answers for the world?
Jeffrey D. Sachs presents a compelling framework for how global citizens can take a holistic pathway forward to address the seemingly intractable worldwide problems of persistent extreme poverty, environmental degradation, and political-economic injustice: sustainable development.