Johns Hopkins SAIS to host Development Roundtable, "Invisible Children," with author Maya Ajmera on Wed., Oct. 26, 2016



"Invisible Children," a Development Roundtable with author Maya Ajmera, will be hosted at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

Ajmera will discuss her new book, Invisible Children: Reimagining International Development at the Grassroots, which provides a new perspective on the global agenda for children. Invisible Children argues that the existing global agenda for children has failed, and identifies innovative and effective efforts pursued by community-based organizations to address the most basic challenges of health, education and survival for children.



Maya Ajmera

Co-author, Invisible Children: Reimagining International Development at the Grassroots

Adjunct Lecturer, International Development Program at Johns Hopkins SAIS


Deborah Bräutigam
Director, International Development Program and China-Africa Research Initiative at Johns Hopkins SAIS

Time and Date

12:45-1:45 p.m.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016



Johns Hopkins SAIS

BOB 500

1717 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20036


The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press can RSVP through the online registration form. Camera setup will only be permitted from 12:15–12:45 p.m. and space is limited.

Media Contacts
Hannah Kyle (for agenda inquiries)
Development Roundtable Coordinator

Stacy A. Anderson (for logistic inquiries) 
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
202.663.5620 office
202.853.7983 mobile   

About the Speaker 

Maya Ajmera is President and CEO of the Society for Science and the Public, publisher of Science News, an adjunct lecturer at Johns Hopkins SAIS, and a Henry Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute.  She founded and led for 18 years the Global Fund for Children that invests in innovative community based organizations serving the most vulnerable young people in the world.

About Johns Hopkins SAIS

A division of Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today’s critical issues. For more than 70 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, D.C. The school’s interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world today.

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