Events

Upcoming Events

Boston University has released guidance regarding how to keep our community safe during the COVID-19 outbreak. These events have transitioned to a virtual format in alignment with University policy.

Fri., April 9, 2021 – 6:15 AM – 7:15 AM EDT

Global Economic Governance: Why We Need a New Multilateralism For a Global Just Recovery


Weds., April 28, 2021 – 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

Human Capital Initiative Spring Seminar Series: Labor Market Power, Self-Employment and Development


Weds., May 12, 2021 – 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT

Human Capital Initiative Spring Seminar Series: Promoting Tuberculosis Treatment Completion: Evidence from Large Scale Field Experiments in Kenya

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Past Events

Weds., April 7, 2021 – 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM EDT

Global Economic Governance: The IMF, COVID-19 and Climate Change

Fri., April 2, 2021 – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EDT

Pardee School Series- Assessing China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Africa: African Debt Relief with Chinese Characteristics

Tues., March 30, 2021 – 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM EDT

Global China Event: Chinese Loans to Africa, 2019 Data Update

Weds., March 24, 2021 – 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

Human Capital Initiative Spring Seminar Series: Petitioning Patrons: Community Claims and Political Responsiveness in Urban India 

Weds., March 24, 2021 – 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

Human Capital Initiative Spring Seminar Series: Petitioning Patrons: Community Claims and Political Responsiveness in Urban India 

Weds., March 24, 2021 – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EST

Global China Initiative: Resource Misallocation and Fiscal Decentralization: Evidence from China

Fri., March 5, 2021 – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EST

Pardee School Series- Assessing China’s Belt and Road Initiative: Latin America: “Is China’s New Silk Road Lending a Helping Hand in Latin America’s Current Crisis?”

Weds., March 3, 2021 – 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM EST

Annual Paul Streeten Distinguished Lecture: The Role of Industrial Policy in Global Development: Evidence from China and India

Thurs., February 25, 2021 – 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM EST

Global Economic Governance Initiative: Southern-Led Development Finance – Solutions from the Global South

Weds., February 24, 2021 – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EST

Global China Initiative: China’s Global Energy Finance & China-Latin America Development Finance Database Updates

Weds., February 17, 2021 – 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM EST

Human Capital Initiative Spring Seminar Series: Levels of Pay or Levels of Pain? Migration, Status and Stratification in the GCC Arabian Gulf Region

Tues., January 26, 2021 – 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM EST

Global Economic Governance: Book Launch: Development Banks and Sustainability in the Andean Amazon

Weds., February 3, 2021 – 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM EST

Global China Initiative: Webinar Launch – China, Debt, Climate and Nature: Opportunities for Financial Stability

Weds., December 9, 2020 – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EST

Global China Research Colloquium: Estimating the Social Costs of 21st Century Coal Fired Power – Evidence from a Chinese Financed Power Plant in Pakistan

Thurs., December 10, 2020 – 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM EST

Global China Initiative: China’s Overseas Development Finance Database: Webinar Launch & Demonstration

Thurs., December 10, 2020 – 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM EST

Global Development Policy Center: Climate Change and Sovereign Risk

Thurs., December 10, 2020 – 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM EST

MA Capstone Part I: Green Global Recovery in the Time of COVID-19: The Potential for Debt Swaps Solutions in Three Developing Countries

Thurs., December 10, 2020 – 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM EST

MA Capstone Part II: Getting Out to Cash In: Challenges and Opportunities for Indonesia’s Female Labor Migrants

Fri., December 11, 2020 – 7:00 AM – 8:30 AM EST

Trade and Medicines Working Group: Guaranteeing Access to Medicines: Reforming Trade and Investment Treaties in the COVID-19 Era

Fri., December 11, 2020 – 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM EST

Human Capital Seminar: Women, Power, and Property: The Paradox of Gender Equality Laws in India with Rachel Brule

Weds., December 2, 2020 – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EST

Global China Research Colloquium: Global Markets, Domestic Reforms? The Political Economy of China’s Overseas Energy Investments

Weds., December 2, 2020 – 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Human Capital Seminar: Civil Conflict, State Consolidation, and the Spread of Mass Education

Thurs., November 12, 2020 – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EST

Global Economic Governance Seminar Series: China and the International Monetary System

Mon., November 16, 2020 – 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM EST

Launch: Debt Relief for Green and Inclusive Recovery Report

Weds., November 18, 2020 – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EST

Global China Research Colloquium: Southern Africa Development Community and China Debt Distress

Thurs., November 19, 2020 – 7:30 AM – 8:30 AM EST

Launch: Expanding Renewable Energy for Access and Development: The Role of Development Finance Institutions in Southern Africa

Weds., November 11, 2020 – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EST

Global China Research Colloquium: Physical Climate Risks and Overseas Investments

Tues., November 10, 2020 – 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

Land Use and Livelihoods Seminar: Mercury Stories: Book Launch with Henrik Selin

Weds., November 4, 2020 – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EST

Global China Research Colloquium: Butting in or Rounding Out? China’s Role in Latin America’s Investment Diversification

Weds., October 28, 2020 – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EST

Global China Research Colloquium: Does China Offer Bailouts?

Weds., October 28, 2020 – 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Human Capital Seminar: Creative Construction: How Bureaucrats Build and Stop Infrastructure in Latin America

Thurs., October 29, 2020 – 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM EST

Global China Initiative: China’s Global Power Database – Launch

Thurs., October 22, 2020 – 9:15AM – 10:30 AM EST

GDP Center Open House: From Bogotá to Banjul: Effects of COVID-19 in Latin America and Africa

Weds., October 21, 2020 – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EST

Global China Research Colloquium: Forestry, Agriculture, and Indigenous Rights in the Belt and Road Initiative

Thurs., October 15, 2020 – 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM EST

Global Economic Governance Seminar: The IMF’s COVID-19 Response: A Conversation with Joseph E. Stiglitz

Weds., October 14, 2020 – 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM EST

Global China Research Colloquium: Dependency in the Twenty‑First Century? The Political Economy of China-Latin America Relations

Weds., October 7, 2020 – 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM EST

Global China Research Colloquium: Environmental Sustainability and China’s Hydropower Development in Southeast Asia

Taking the Path Less Travelled? Long-Run Impacts of Vocational Secondary Education
Human Capital Seminar
Weds., September 30th, 2020 – 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST

Human Capital & Development Luncheon Speaker Series 2020
HCI Speaker Series
Select Thursday afternoons, 12:30-2:00pm
Global Development Policy Center, 53 Bay State Rd
Please RSVP to gdp@bu.edu

Global Economic Governance Initiative Lunch Seminar Series 2020
GEGI Speaker Series
Select Monday afternoons, 12:30-2:00pm
Global Development Policy Center, 53 Bay State Rd
Please RSVP to gdp@bu.edu

LatAM Luncheon Series 2020
GEGI Speaker Series
Select Tuesday afternoons, 12:30-2:00pm
Global Development Policy Center, 53 Bay State Rd
Please RSVP to gdp@bu.edu

Global China Research Colloquium 2019 
Global China Research Colloquium
Select Monday & Wednesday afternoons (some exceptions), 2:30-4:00pm
Global Development Policy Center, 53 Bay State Rd
Please RSVP to gdp@bu.edu

Human Capital & Development Speaker Series 2019
HCI Speaker Series
Select Monday mornings, 9:30-11:00am
Global Development Policy Center, 53 Bay State Rd
Please RSVP to gdp@bu.edu

China, Industrial Policy, and the WTO – Yeling Tan
Global China Research Colloquium
Monday, 2:30-4:00pm, November 25
Global Development Policy Center, 53 Bay State Rd
Please RSVP to gdp@bu.edu

Human Capital & Development Speaker Series – Gedeon Lim & Kexin Zhang
HCI Speaker Series
Monday, December 2, 9:30-11:00am
Global Development Policy Center, 53 Bay State Rd
Please RSVP to gdp@bu.edu

Railroaded: Land politics along the Laos-China Corridor – Jessica DiCarlo
Global China Research Colloquium
Wednesday, 2:30-4:00pm, December 4
Global Development Policy Center, 53 Bay State Rd
Please RSVP to gdp@bu.edu

Belt and Road Economics: The social, environmental & economic impacts – Michele Ruta
Global China Research Colloquium
Monday, 2:30-4:00pm, November 18
Global Development Policy Center, 53 Bay State Rd
Please RSVP to gdp@bu.edu

China’s BRI: A New Colonialism? – Lucy Hornby
Global China Research Colloquium
Monday, 2:30-4:00pm, November 11
Global Development Policy Center, 53 Bay State Rd
Please RSVP to gdp@bu.edu

Three Decades of HIV: A Look at How Parties Benefitted from Crisis – Chipo Dendere
Research in Comparative Politics Workshop
Wednesday, 1:00-2:30pm, November 6
Eilts Room, 154 Bay State Road
For more information click here.

The AIIB: Early Development, Innovations, and Future Priorities – Greg Chin
Global China Research Colloquium
Monday, 2:30-4:00pm, November 4
Global Development Policy Center, 53 Bay State Rd
Please RSVP to gdp@bu.edu

Railpolitik: Drivers and challenges of Chinese-Financed African Railways  – Yunnan Chen
Global China Research Colloquium
Wednesday, 2:30-4:00pm, October 30
Global Development Policy Center, 53 Bay State Rd
Please RSVP to gdp@bu.edu

UNCTAD Trade & Development Report 2019: Financing a Global Green New Deal – Richard Kozul-Wright
GEGI Lunch Seminar
Tuesday, 12:30-2pm, October 22 (Lunch Provided)
Global Development Policy Center, 53 Bay State Road
For more information click here.

Multilateral Approaches to Development – Jin Liqun
Global China Research Colloquium
Friday, 12:00-1:30pm, October 18
Kilachand Colloquium Room, 610 Commonwealth Ave
Please RSVP to gdp@bu.edu

Who Runs for Office in Authoritarian Regimes? Elite Ambition and Role Orientation in Cameroon – Yonatan Morse
Research in Comparative Politics Workshop
Tuesday, 1:00-2:30pm, October 15
Eilts Room, 154 Bay State Road
For more information click here.

Great Wall of Money: The politics of China’s International Monetary Relations – Jonathan Kirshner
Global China Research Colloquium
Monday, 2:30-4:00pm, October 7
Global Development Policy Center, 53 Bay State Rd
Please RSVP to gdp@bu.edu

Africa’s Engagement with China: A Legal and Developmental Perspective – Enga Kameni
Global China Research Colloquium
Tuesday, 2:30-4:00pm, October 1
Global Development Policy Center, 53 Bay State Rd
Please RSVP to gdp@bu.edu

Imperial Twilight: The Opium War and the End of China’s Last Golden Age – Stephen Platt
Global China Research Colloquium
Monday, 2:30-4:00pm, September 16
Global Development Policy Center, 53 Bay State Rd
Please RSVP to gdp@bu.edu

The Case for Carbon Dividends – James Boyce
Wednesday, 12:30-2:00pm, September 18
Global Development Policy Center, 53 Bay State Rd
Please RSVP to gdp@bu.edu

GDP Center Open House: Human Capital and Development 
Friday, 3:30-5:00pm, September 20
Global Development Policy Center, 53 Bay State Rd
Please RSVP to gdp@bu.edu

Global Imbalance Adjustment: Sylized Facts, Underlying Causes & Ideal – Yao Liu
Global China Research Colloquium
Wednesday, 2:30-4:00pm, September 25
Global Development Policy Center, 53 Bay State Rd
Please RSVP to gdp@bu.edu

2nd Annual Washing DC Panel Series: A New Multilateralism
Featuring Prime Minister of Barbados Mia Amor Mottley, President of the UN General Assembly Maria Fernanda Espinosa & Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz
Friday, April 12, 8:45-10AM, Breakfast Served at 8:30AM
Video Link: bit.ly/2JebJt4
1777 F St NW # 100, Washington, DC 20006

Inaugural Paul Streeten Distinguished Lectureship: Multilateralism & Development
Featuring Nobel Prize Winning Economist Joseph E. Stiglitz
Friday, March 29, 3:30-5:00PM, Reception to Follow
Video Link: bit.ly/2IZRL5U
WBUR CitySpace, 890 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215