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Friday, September 21, 2018, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Can Brexit be Overturned with Other Trade and FDI Agreements?
Perkins Room (R429) - Rubenstein Building 4th Floor

9932.jpgSpeaker: María C. Latorre, member of the European Commission's group of experts in International Trade; Professor, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

About the talk: With less than nine months before the UK is scheduled to depart from the EU, much uncertainty surrounds the future EU and UK relationship. It is clear, however, that Brexit will increase barriers between the EU and the UK which will have harmful effects for both economies. According to the majority of economic studies and to our own estimations, Brexit will be far more damaging for the UK than for the European Union (EU).   [Read More...]

Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 1:15PM - 2:30PM

CID Speaker Series 
Allison Dining Room (ADR) - Taubman Building 5th Floor

JoseMiguel_Vivanco_print2.jpgSpeaker: José Miguel Vivanco, Executive Director of Americas division, Human Rights Watch

About the talk: The current exodus of Venezuelans has generated the largest migration crisis of its kind in recent Latin American history, as Human Rights Watch has pointed out in its most recent report. More than 2.3 million Venezuelans have left their country since 2014, according to the United Nations, and many others have left whose cases have not been registered by authorities. [Read more...]

Friday, October 5, 2018, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

CID Speaker Series 
Bell Hall - Belfer Building 5th Floor

Andrew MitchellSpeaker: Rt Hon. Andrew Mitchell, British MP and Former Secretary of State for International Development

About the Speaker: Rt Hon. Andrew Mitchell is a British Conservative Party politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Sutton Coldfield since 2001. He was the MP for Gedling from 1987 to 1997. He served in the Cabinet as Secretary of State for International Development from 2010 to 2012. [Read More...]

Friday, October 12, 2018, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Going Cashless: An Opportunity to Accelerate Progress on the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals​​​​​​​
Bell Hall - Belfer Building 5th Floor

tidhar wald.jpgSpeaker: Tidhar Wald, Head of Government Relations and Public Policy, Better Than Cash Alliance, United Nations

About the talk: Billions of dollars in cash payments are made daily in emerging and developing economies, including payment of salaries, social welfare and business transactions. The problem with these cash payments is their lack of transparency, accountability and security. Thanks to technology and connectivity, more people than ever now have access to mobile phones, the internet and cloud-based solutions. How can this digital revolution help us reach the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) more quickly? [Read More...]

Friday, October 19, 2018, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

CID Speaker Series 
Democracy Lab AB (R-414 AB) - Rubenstein Building 4th Floor

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Friday, October 26, 2018, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

Hot Topics in Global Health Financing: Accountability, Transition, and the Universal Health Coverage Agenda
Bell Hall - Belfer Building 5th Floor

Photo of Rachel SilvermanSpeaker: Rachel Silverman, Senior Policy Analyst and Assistant Director of Global Health Policy, Center for Global Development (CGD)

About the talk: Since 2000, a large and complex global infrastructure has emerged to help finance public health improvement in low- and middle-income countries. These institutions have helped drive historic improvements in child survival, HIV mortality, and access to modern contraception—yet serious questions have arisen about their long-term sustainability, their effects on country-led health systems, and whether they create incentives that are misaligned with long-term public health impart. Rachel Silverman, Assistant Director of Global Health Policy and a Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for Global Development, will offer a brief overview of the current health financing architecture. Drawing on her research, she will then introduce and discuss three “hot topics” in global health financing: fiscal and programmatic accountability and incentive models; strategies to “transition” countries away from reliance on external financing; and the movement away from “vertical”, disease-focused financing streams toward a more comprehensive, holistic vision for Universal Health Coverage (UHC). [Read More...]

Friday, November 2, 2018, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

CID Speaker Series 
Democracy Lab AB (R-414 AB) - Rubenstein Building 4th Floor

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Friday, November 9, 2018, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

CID Speaker Series 
Democracy Lab AB (R-414 AB) - Rubenstein Building 4th Floor

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Friday, November 16, 2018, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

CID Speaker Series 
Democracy Lab AB (R-414 AB) - Rubenstein Building 4th Floor

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Friday, November 30, 2018, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

CID Speaker Series 
Malkin Penthouse - Littauer Building 4th Floor

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Friday, December 7, 2018, 12:00PM - 1:00PM

CID Speaker Series 
Democracy Lab A (R-414 A) - Rubenstein Building 4th Floor

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