Security and Development Seminar Series

Over the 2016-2017 academic year, CID hosted four high-level discussions exploring the intersections between security, growth, and development in Latin America. Led by Thomas Abt, Senior Research Fellow at CID, and Joao Manoel Pinho de Mello, Lemann Visiting Scholar at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, the sessions featured presentations from prominent academics, practitioners, and policymakers.

Symposium on Inclusive Growth & Development

CID, the MasterCard Center on Inclusive Growth, and the World Economic Forum's Meta-Council on Inclusive Growth hosted the  Symposium on Inclusive Growth and Development on October 1-2, 2015 at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS). The Symposium is part of a collaboration to find sustainable and scalable solutions to foster inclusive growth. Eleven proposals - spanning education, entrepreneurship, finance, government, IT, and labor markets - were selected through a competitive worldwide call and vetted by a jury of leading economists, business leaders and development professionals. The “inventors” were paired with experts in the respective fields to help refine their concepts and provided access to top thinkers and potential funders to help launch their initiatives.  The ideas were presented by their authors and discussed by experts during the Symposium.

Vietnam Development Symposium

More than 50 independent scholars and experts from around the world gathered at HKS on January 5, 2015 to discuss critical policy choices facing Vietnam in the next five years. H.E. Mr. Pham Quang Vinh, Vietnam Ambassador to the U.S., delivered the keynote address. The event was sponsored by the Vietnam Initiatives at Indiana University, the International Society of Vietnam Economists, and the Center for International Development at Harvard University.

Doing Development Differently

Some 40 development professionals from around the world attended the workshop in October 2014. Led by Prof. Matt Andrews and Leni Wild, Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute, discussions focused on examples of real change. While the examples employ different tools, they generally hold to similar core principles: being problem driven, iterative with lots of learning and engagement, while producing hybrid solutions that are context-specific and politically smart.

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 2013 workshop presents examples of such reforms and asks if the governance agenda could have more impact.

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 was held in November at CID.

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.

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.