Every year, the Center for International Development hosts the Global Empowerment Meeting, an engaging invitation-only event that highlights the most cutting edge work in international development. We will explore innovations from different fields that can help ignite the development discussion.


At this year’s event, we will explore many different questions including: How are successful global companies adapting their strategies to leverage new technologies? What does the future of our cities look like? How do we acquire and move expertise to promote economic growth? And many other provocative topics.

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This private, invitation-only event features leading voices at the forefront of shaping global thinking. Scheduled speakers include: Michael Sandel, Larry Summers, Albanian PM Edi Rama, along with additional Harvard faculty and leaders from the corporate, financial and nonprofit sectors.