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What Ever Happened to the Jubilee? A 10th Anniversary Assessment of the Debt Relief Movement

Wednesday, September 29, 2010 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

See a summary of the event with video clips.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of 2000 Jubilee debt relief movement, in which religious organizations, development NGOs and policymakers pressed successfully for deeper, faster debt relief for the world's poorest countries. What did the movement achieve? What pitfalls and policy opportunities lie ahead?

On Wednesday, September 29, 2010, CGD experts were joined in discussion by key actors in the movement to assess the legacy of the Jubilee. The event featured presentations by CGD Senior Fellow David Roodman and CGD Vice President for Programs and Senior Fellow Todd Moss. Ed Scott, CGD Founding Chair, and Counselor Ministor Lars Petter Henie of Norway provided opening remarks, while Masood Ahmed, Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department at the IMF, gave the keynote remarks. The morning and afternoon panels were moderated by Center for Global Development's Lawrence MacDonald, Vice President of Communications and Policy Outreach and Nancy Birdsall, President. Panelists included:

•    Jamie Drummond, former global strategist for Jubilee 2000 and co-founder of DATA and
     the ONE Campaign
•    Rev. Séamus Finn, Director of the US Oblate JPIC Office
•    Seema Jayachandran, Assistant Professor of Economics, Stanford University
•    Aart Kraay, Lead Economist in the Development Research Group at the World Bank
•    Eric LeCompte, Executive Director of Jubilee USA
•    Clay Lowery, former Assistant Secretary for International Affairs, U.S. Treasury Department
•    Scott Morris, Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Development Finance and Debt,
     U.S. Treasury Department
•    Andrea F. Presbitero, Assistant Professor of Economics, Universitá Politecnica delle Marche
•    Axel van Trotsenburg, Vice President for Concessional Finance and Global Partnerships,
     the World Bank
•    Neil Watkins, former Executive Director of Jubilee USA

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

9:00am to 3:00pm