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 conference included a special lunchtime address by Virginia Sapiro, dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, and a tribute to John R. Harris, a CAS professor of economics whose landmark 1970 paper on migration, unemployment, and development was recently selected as one of the top 20 papers published by the American Economic Review in the past 100 years.
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 Kevin Gallagher, a CAS associate professor of international relations, Jonathon Simon, an SPH professor of international health and director of the BU Center for Global Health & Development, Dilip Mookherjee, a CAS professor of economics and director of the BU Institute for Economic 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.