Recent Conferences

Northeast Universities Development Consortium Conference

NEUDC is a major forum in development economics. NEUDC has organized annual conferences in development economics since 1967. The location and sponsorship of the annual NEUDC conference usually rotates among the organizing institutions: Boston University, Brown University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, MIT, Tufts University, Williams College and Yale University. The 2013 conference is being held November 2 and 3 at Harvard University. [More]

6th Annual Global Empowerment Meeting

The theme for the Global Empowerment Meeting 2013 was Trillion Dollar Ideas to Build Prosperity. The goal was to examine transformational shifts in our strategies for creating prosperity that are poised to revolutionize economies and empower the global poor. GEM13 brought together 100 senior policy makers, business leaders, development experts and academics to continue last year's productive discussion on new strategies for accelerating growth and unlocking the potential of developing countries. [More]

Untying Development: Promoting Governance and Governments with Impact

Governance reforms are common in development. Unfortunately, recent research shows that they often lead to governments that look better but do not produce better results. This workshop presents examples of such reforms and asks if the governance agenda could have more impact. [More]

4th Migration and Development Conference

The Center for International Development, the AFD, the Pop Center and World Bank International hosted the 4th Annual Migration and Development Conference on June 10-11, 2011. This conference, which took place at the Harvard Kennedy School, focused on advancing the dialogue on migration as a central issue for global development. [More]

Harvard Symposium on Argentina

Three governors, several members of congress, legislators, mayors and officials, all together, despite belonging to different political parties, debating and arriving at conclusions for the future. Where and when was the miracle? From April 15 to 17, 2010, the Harvard Symposium at Argentina, titled "Imagining the Future of Argentina," took place at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Argentina's RAP Foundation(Political Action Network) co-sponsored the event with CID and the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.

Migration Conference Brings Development Lens To Immigration Debate

On May 26, 2009, CID joined forces with the Center for Global Development and the Foundation for an Open America to host "Beyond the Fence," a research conference that explored opportunities to break the stalemate by bringing a development lens to the immigration debate. The event convened thought leaders in migration from across Harvard University, the University of Chicago, the University of Michigan, and the World Bank, among others, to explore policy solutions that would benefit both developed and developing economies. [More]