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Tall and glassy downtown of Astana, Kazakhstan – oil, gas and other natural resources are the key components of the country’s rising GDP. Photo: Shynar Jetpissova / World Bank
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia – 14 November, 2012 – At first blush, the “rise of the south” and development issues in the post-communist former Soviet republics and the Balkans seem largely unconnected. The “rise of the south” evokes a north-south OECD/G-77 paradigm that most governments of these regions have not fully (or even largely) bought into.
Brussels, Belgium – 16 October, 2012 – Professor Abhijit Banerjee, renowned development economist from MIT will deliver a lecture on roots of poverty and effective policies in fight against poverty, hosted by the leading Belgian universities: 16 October 2012. Follow LIVE.
Vienna, Austria – 20 June, 2012 – Eveline Herfkens, former Dutch development minister and founder of the UN Millennium Campaign will deliver a lecture on the Millennium Development Goals as an unfinished business, hosted by the Foreign Policy and United Nations Association of Austria. 20 June 2012. Follow LIVE.
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Helsinki, Finland – 7 May, 2012 – Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator and Tarja Halonen, former Finnish President delivered a lecture "Resetting the global development agenda at the Rio+20 summit", hosted by the University of Helsinki and Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Watch recorded video. Date: 7.05.2012.
Ljubljana, Slovenia - 8 May, 2012 – Paul Collier from Oxford University delivered a lecture "What Europe can do for Africa and why we should do it", hosted by the University of Ljubljana. Watch video recording and additional content. Date: 08.05.2012.
Lisbon, Portugal – 29 March, 2012 – Jan Vandemoortele, co-author of the Millennium Development Goals will deliver a lecture “Are the 3Gs enough to reduce poverty in Africa? It is all about Growth, Grants or Governance?", hosted by the Centre of African and Development Studies (CESA). Watch live video. Date: 29.03.2012.
Bonn, Germany – 13 March, 2012 – Ashraf Ghani, former finance minister of Afghanistan and one of the most influential policy thinkers will deliver a lecture “Grasping Asian Economic Integration – the 21st Century Silk Road”, hosted by the European Association of Development Research and Training Institutes and the University of Bonn, Date: 13.03.2012.
Luxembourg – 5 March, 2012 – Walter Fust, former Head of the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation delivered a lecture "Successful Development Cooperation - what leads to sustainable impact?", hosted by the University of Luxembourg. Date: 5.03.2012.
NICOSIA, Cyprus – 3 June, 2011 – Eveline Herfkens, founder of the UN Millennium Campaign, will deliver a lecture "The Millennium Development Goals – Unfinished business”. Date: 7.06.2011.
WARSAW, Poland– 27 May, 2011 – Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament, delivered a lecture "Solidarity for Development” at the “Global Development and the EU New Member States – time for a relaunch?” conference.
MADRID, Spain – 3 May, 2011 – Jan Vandemoortele, co-architect of the Millennium Development Goals and former UN senior manager, will deliver a lecture "If not the Millennium Development Goals, then what?” at the Foundation for International Relations and Foreign Dialogue (FRIDE). Date: 12.05.2011.
BRUSSELS, Belgium – 26 May, 2011 – Paul Collier of Oxford University and Maciej Popowski, Deputy Secretary General for the European External Action Service delivered a lecture “Development at crossroads” at the Université libre de Bruxelles.
VILNIUS, Lithuania – 11 April, 2011 – Simon Maxwell of the Overseas Development Institute will deliver a lecture “Think Locally, Act Globally: a new Framework for European Development Cooperation”, hosted by the University of Vilnius. Date: 12.04.2011.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands– 7 April, 2011 – Prof. Daniel Bach of the University of Bordeaux delivered a lecture “The EU Strategic Partnership with Africa: a model lost in translation?”, hosted by the Society for International Development and the Institute of Social Studies.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark– 13 April, 2011 – Prof. Francois Bourguignon, Director of the Paris School of Economics delivered a lecture “Inequality, Development and Development Aid”, hosted by the Danish Institute for International Studies.
PRAGUE, Czech Republic – 31 March, 2011 – Richard Manning, Chair of the Institute of Development Studies and former head of the OECD Development Assistance Committee will deliver a lecture “What's the future of international aid?”, hosted by the Association of International Relations. Date: 05.04.2011.
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia – 10 March, 2011 – prof. David Hulme of Manchester University will deliver a lecture“How to reduce poverty - interventions / aid that works“, hosted by the Slovak NGDOs Platform. Date: 16.03.2011.
SOFIA, Bulgaria – 21 February, 2011 – Kristalina Georgieva, EU Commissioner International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, delivered a lecture “A Changing World, and What it Means for Europe's Response to Crisis” at the Sofia University. Date: 07.03.2011.
STOCKHOLM, Sweden– 11 February, 2011 – Jan Vandemoortele, co-architect of the Millennium Development Goals and former UN senior manager, delivered a lecture "If not the Millennium Development Goals, then what?” at the Swedish Institute of International Relations. Date: 22.02.2011.
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