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The Future of Development: A Virtual Webinar Series (with globe in background)
The Future of Development

Politics and Development

Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:15am Washington DC time



  • Leonard Wantchekon, James Madison Professor of Political Economy and Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs 
  • Sarah Khan, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Yale University; Associate Fellow at the Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS)


  • Shanta Devarajan, Non-resident Fellow, Center for Global Development; Professor of the Practice of Development, Georgetown University, gui2de affiliate


In the Future of Development series, the Center for Global Development and the Georgetown University Initiative on Innovation, Development and Evaluation (gui2de) bring together development experts, scholars, and policymakers to address the big questions facing developing countries and help shape the agenda in global development over the next decade. In this edition, Leonard Wantchekon and Sarah Khan will join host Shanta Devarajan to discuss the role of politics in development, and vice versa.

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