25th Nov. 2010 : Kemal DERVIS - Kapuscinski Lectures

Invitation to a public lecture on Thursday, 25th November, 2010 5.30 pm – 7.00 pm.
Paris School of Economics (Grande Salle), 48 bld Jourdan, 75014 PARIS
Registration by mail kl-dervis2010 parisschoolofeconomics.eu


THE WORLD ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT


by
Dr. Kemal DERVIS


Vice President and Director of the Global Economy and Development Program at the Brookings Institution
Former Executive Head of the United Nations Development Programme
and Chair of the United Nations Development Group.
Abstract
The structure of the world economy and the interaction between overall world growth and development has been changing. The great crisis of 2008 underlined global interdependence. It is also clear, however, that many developing countries weathered the crisis much better than many advanced countries. Looking ahead, are we finally entering the age of convergence? Which factors are going to cause convergence or divergence? What do these structural factors imply for development cooperation, the pursuit of the MDGs and global economic cooperation?
The working language of the event is English


The lecture is a part of the 2nd series of “Kapuscinski Lectures”, named for Ryszard Kapuscinski, a Polish reporter and writer who covered developing countries. Experts from around the world deliver lectures on development and development cooperation at universities across the European Union. The project is a joint initiative of the European Commission, the United Nations Development Programme and the Paris School of Economics.