More than 100 people convened at Boston University for Development That Works, an all-day conference [...]that brought together leading scholars and practitioners to discuss development ideas that have the potential to lead to sustainable and effective growth worldwide.
The first panel discussed issues relating to global economic governance. Chaired by Kevin Gallagher, a CAS associate professor of international relations, speakers included Robert Wade, a professor of political economy and development at the London School of Economics; Gerald Epstein, a professor of economics and co-director of the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; and Amar Bhattacharya, director of G-24. Topics focused on global economic institutions and ways that global economic architecture could affect global development as characterized by the rise of emerging economies amid the current financial crisis.
Sponsored by the BU Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, in collaboration with the BU Global Development Program, the conference was organized by Gallagher, Dilip Mookherjee, a CAS professor of economics and director of the BU Institute for Economic Development, Jonathon Simon, an SPH professor of international health and director of the BU Center for Global Health & Development, and Adil Najam, a CAS professor of international relations and director of the Pardee Center. Panel leaders discussed everything from global development policy to local programs that deliver education, health, and poverty alleviation services to rural villages in Africa and Asia.
Hosted by the Pardee Center for the Study of Longer-Range Future, in conjunction with the Boston University Global Development Program, on March 31, 2011.