Fireside Chat|

Date and Time
Date(s) - 03/22/2023
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Room 04, Sanford School of Public Policy

A new uncertainty complex is emerging never before seen in history.

Join Dr. Pedro Conceição, director of the United Nations Human Development Report Office, and Dr. Anirudh Krishna, Edgar Thompson Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, for a fireside chat followed by a Q&A session.

Wednesday, March 22
5-6 p.m. Fireside chat
6-6:30 p.m. Open Q&A
In-person option: Sanford Building, Room 04
Online option: Register to receive a Zoom link

Each year the United Nations reports on the state of the world in its Human Development Report. The past three years’ reports have consistently issued grave warnings – of the Anthropocene, rising inequality and growing polarization – while holding out hope and plotting promising directions. Dr. Conceição will report from his position at the center of events in the UN.

Hosted by the Duke Center for International Development and the South-North Scholars, this event is free and open to the public.

Is the World in Crisis? A United Nations View. A fireside chat with Dr. Pedro Conceicao, director of the United Nations Human Development Report Office, and Dr. Anirudh Krishna, Edgar Thompson Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Duke Sanford School of Public Policy. Wed., March 22, 5 p.m., Sanford 04. Hosted by Duke Center for International Development and South-North Scholars.

About Dr. Pedro Conceição

Since January 2019, Pedro Conceição has been director of the Human Development Report Office and lead author of the Human Development Report. Prior to this, he served as director, strategic policy, at the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, and chief economist and head of the strategic advisory unit at the Regional Bureau for Africa. He also held roles as director and deputy director of the Office of Development Studies, and as an assistant professor at the Instituto Superior Técnico, Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal, teaching and researching on science, technology and innovation policy.

His work on financing for development and global public goods has been published by Oxford University Press in books he co-edited: The New Public Finance: Responding to Global Challenges and Providing Global Public Goods: Managing Globalization.

He has published articles on inequality, the economics of innovation and technological change, and development, in journals such as the African Development Review, Review of Development Economics, Eastern Economic Journal, Ecological Economics, Environmental Economics and Policy Studies, Food Policy, and Technological Forecasting and Social Change. He’s co-edited several books including Innovation, Competence Building, and Social Cohesion in Europe- Towards a Learning Society, and Knowledge for Inclusive Development.

Conceição holds a degree in physics from Instituto Superior Técnico and a degree in economics from the Technical University of Lisbon. He earned a PhD in public policy from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied with a Fulbright scholarship.

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