BU Global Development regularly organizes seminars and other events on development topics, normally twice each Fall and Spring Semester.
The development process is complex, posing challenges of truly global proportions and urgency. In 2007, half of the world’s six billion people lived in what the World Bank defines as “poverty,” that is, on less than two dollars a day.
The events sponsored by BU Global Development help our students to understand the range of issues involved in global poverty by bringing to BU noted researchers and practitioners to speak on development topics. These speakers bring their expertise to bear on a variety of issues involved in development, encompassing the disparate factors that cause widespread poverty, the variety of approaches to alleviate poverty and its effects, and the practice of developing effective policies to encourage development.