Day 1: Global Trends in International Development - February 6, 2018 (Tuesday)

Resiliency in International Development amidst a Changing Global Political Environment

4:15PM-4:45PM Keynote Address:

Dean's Welcome Remark & Keynote Speech by Dr. Kaushik Basu @ 2400

4:45PM-5:45PM Opening Session: 

Resiliency in International Development amidst a Changing Global Political Environment @ 2400

Over the last few years, geopolitical changes have led to significant shifts in the field of international development. As the balance of power changes, new players such as China are emerging, while traditional leaders such as the U.S. are rolling back their investments. At the same time, global development issues such as climate change, migration and urbanization are becoming ever more pressing. Following the keynote address, this panel will focus on emerging issues in international development and how the global community is tackling these challenges through new and innovative initiatives. This panel will set the stage for further discussions on the role of philanthropy, the private sector and public-private financing mechanisms.

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5:45PM - 6PM Refreshment Break  @ 2nd Floor Concourse

6PM-7:40PM Workshop:

The Role of Private Companies in Economic Development @ 4430

There are many ways for private sector companies to incorporate social impact into their work beyond traditional CSR initiatives. In this workshop, private sector leaders will guide participants in a brainstorming session on how they can create and build impact-aimed projects in their current and future companies.

6PM-6:45PM Breakout Panel 1:

Innovative Development Financing Mechanisms to Address Emerging Global Risks @ 2410

Climate change, rapid population growth and shifting patterns of settlement have put communities around the world at an increased risk of natural disasters. As a global community, we continue to seek new ways to prevent, prepare for and address these crises. This panel will explore how novel financing mechanisms such as Resilience Bonds and the Sovereign Catastrophe Risk Pools are helping to ensure we have the necessary resources in place and to move toward planned development.

6:55PM-7:40PM Breakout Panel 2:

New Directions in Philanthropy @ 2410

Philanthropy and Private Enterprises are shaping Economic Development within the Social Good Movement. This panel seeks to deconstruct emerging trends that have evolved from changing global conditions and technologies. Panelists will speak of lessons learned and needs for addressing new challenges.

7:40PM - 9PM Dinner Reception @ Beinecke Terrace