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Public Event

The Impact of Globalization on the World's Poor

Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

Wednesday, May 16, 2007
3:30pm - 5:00pm

Reception to follow

The Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium
1775 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 

A rapid rise in globalization has fueled the integration of international economies leading to increased trade, foreign investment, and economic growth. Yet, the world's poorest citizens and most fragile and developing economes are challenged by the costs of this global marketplace.

On May 16, Brookings Global Economy and Development program will host the release of a new study, "The Impact of Globalization on the World's Poor," in coordination with scholars from the World Institute for Development Economics Reserach of the United Nations University and the Center for Global Development. Panelists will discuss the main findings of the research, its relevance to current policy issues, and possible strategies that would better harness the benefits of globalization in favor of the world's poor.

After the program, panelists will take audience questions. At the conclusion of the event, there will be a reception in the Saul/Zilkha Lounge. 

Chair and Moderator:
Carol Graham
Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
Professor of Public Policy, University of Maryland

Machiko Nissanke
Professor of Economics, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Erik Thorbecke
H.E. Babcock Professor of Economics Emeritus, Cornell University

Nancy Birdsall
President, Center for Global Development

To RSVP - Please call the Brookings Office of Communications (202-797-6105)
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