Duke University has now been involved in research, education, and policy engagement in international development for more than three decades, through university-wide and school/institute/center-specific initiatives and projects. This inaugural Duke Conference on International Development will bring together bring together representatives of international organizations, non-governmental organizations, private sector, and academia.  The conference will serve as a platform for Duke researchers to engage the world of policymakers—to showcase exceptional work being done by Duke faculty and students, generate new ideas, and foster productive partnerships.



The conference is organized as plenary sessions and concurrent discussions, each moderated by a member of Duke’s faculty or leadership team. The panel discussions have been designed to enable participants to understand and appreciate pressing development problems from the point of view of experts on the issues. The first day will begin with a networking lunch, followed by the opening keynote: “The Future of Development Finance.” It will be followed by sessions on two current global policy challenges: multilateralism and migration. The second day will start with a conference keynote: “Rethinking International Development.” The plenaries and panel sessions that follow will cover current issues in development, taking both geographic and sectoral perspectives, each organized and sponsored by various schools, departments, institutes, and initiatives across Duke University.



The Duke Center for International Development (DCID) and the Duke University Center for International and Global Studies (DUCIGS), and the Duke at Home in the World events series.



RTI International, Duke Sanford School for Public Policy, Duke DevLab, Duke Department of Political Science, Duke Department of Economics, the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, Duke Global Health Institute, the Duke Africa Initiative, the Duke India Initiative, and the Duke University Population Research Institute (list in formation)

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