Jeni Klugman to Deliver Pardee Distinguished Lecture on 20 Years of Human Development Reports

web-Klugman-Feb10Jeni Klugman, the Director and Lead-Author of the UNDP Human Development Report Office, will deliver the Pardee Distinguished Lecture on February 23, 2010, which is being organized jointly by the Boston University Global Development program and the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future.

The Human Development Reports, are the flagship development publication of the UNDP and Jeni Klugman is currently overseeing the 20th Anniversary edition of these landmark reports. She was also the Lead-Author of the 2009 Human Development Report on Overcoming Barriers: Human Mobility and Development.

Before joining UNDP, Dr. Klugman had a diverse career at the World Bank, focusing in particular on low income countries in Africa, Europe and Asia. She holds a PhD in Economics from the Australian National University. She also has an MSc in Development Economics, as well as a graduate law degree, from Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar.

Dr. Klugman’s Distinguished Lecture will focus on the lessons learnt from 20 years of UN Human Development Reports and on prospects for global human development in the future. The lecture is being jointly organized by the Pardee Center and BU Global Development, which coordinates development research across the university and offers two Master’s Programs (more here).

The Distinguished Lecture will be held at the 4th Floor conference area of the Rafik Hariri School of Management building (595 Commonwealth Avenue), Boston University (see map). Guests are requested to arrive by 11.45 am for the event which includes a served lunch. Because of limited seating, we request that an RSVP message be sent to to reserve lunch. RSVPs will be confirmed until seating is unavailable.