Development Roundtable

Academic Year 2017 - 2018

Under the guidance of IDEV leadership and faculty, the Development Roundtable provides a forum for informed discussion of major issues facing the development community today. The event gives speakers the opportunity to address the challenges of global development assistance and to suggest new initiatives that will improve the field. For more than a dozen years, the annual series has hosted influential speakers at the lunchtime hour before a diverse audience comprised of the school's community and representatives from the academic, policy and government sectors.

Development Roundtable Coordinator 2017 - 2018: Chloe Hauenstein
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The Panamanian Vice President Saint Malo with Ambassador Gonzalez-Revilla, Ambassador Sierra, and IDEV faculty, alumni and students (Photo Credit: Noel St. John)

Spring 2018 Schedule

"Panama: The Story of a Peaceful Country Committed to Democracy, Transparency, and Sustainability" 
H.E. Isabel de Saint Malo - Vice President and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Panama
Tuesday, February 20, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
BOB 500

"Engaging Men to Invest in Gender Equality and Advance Global Development"
Gary Barker - International Director and Founder, Promundo
Wednesday, February 28, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
BOB 500

"What Will Work Here: Version 2.0 of Policy Analysis and Evaluation"
Robert Klitgaard - University Professor, Claremont Graduate University
Wednesday, March 14, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Kenney Auditorium 

"Navigation by Judgment: Why and When Top Down Management of Foreign Aid Doesn’t Work”
Daniel Honig - Assistant Professor, International Development Program, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Monday, April 9, 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Rome Auditorium

Carrie Hessler-Radelet, former Director of the Peace Corps, with International Development faculty and SAIS students. (Photo Credit: Noel St. John)

Past Series