Pitt to Host Sept. 23 Panel Discussion on Global Development

Issue Date: 
September 21, 2009

On the eve of the G-20 Summit, Pitt will host a panel discussion on issues affecting developing countries—bringing to light concerns affecting some of the most economically challenged parts of the world. The free public event will be held at noon Sept. 23 at the University Club, Ballroom B. RSVPs are required at www.join.cgdev.org/site/Calendar?view=Detail&id=103181.

Discussion will focus on the effectiveness of aid in Africa, recent improvements in aid delivery, the impact of the current world economic crisis, and the need to move beyond aid and toward private sector development, trade, and private financing.

The panel will include Tim Adams, former undersecretary for international affairs, U.S. Department of the Treasury; Nancy Birdsall, president of the Center for Global Development, a Washington-based think tank; Don Kaberuka, president of the African Development Bank; and David Lane, president and CEO of the poverty-reduction advocacy campaign ONE. Louis Picard, a Pitt Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA) professor, will moderate.

A light lunch will be provided. The event is sponsored by GSPIA, the Center for Global Development, and ONE.