Special Events Archives: 2015-2016
2016 Birger Lecture Series
Thursday, March 17, 2016
51 Winthrop Street Hall, Medford
*Reception immediately following the lecture
Nancy Birdsall is the Center for Global Development's founding president.
From 1993 to 1998, she was executive vice president of the Inter-American
Development Bank, the largest of the regional development banks, where she
oversaw a $30 billion public and private loan portfolio. Before that she
worked 14 years in research, policy, and management positions at the World Bank,
including as director of the Policy Research Department. Prior to launching the
Center, she served for three years as Senior Associate and Director of the
Economic Reform Project at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
where her work focused on globalization, inequality and the reform of the
international financial institutions.
She is the author, co-author, or editor of more than a dozen books and many
scholarly papers. Her most recent publications include
Cash on Delivery: A New Approach to Foreign Aid and New Ideas on Development
after the Financial Crisis, co-edited with Francis Fukuyama. Shorter pieces
of her writing have appeared in dozens of U.S. and Latin American newspapers
and periodicals. Birdsall received her Ph.D. in economics from Yale University
and an M.A. from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
2016 Conference on Impact Investing & Community Finance
Friday, March 11, 2016
Sophia Gordon Hall, Tufts University, Medford
Join Tisch College for an all-day conference on impact investing and community finance:
The Keys to Achieving Sustainable Impact in Social & Community Ventures
This conference will bring together top impact investing and community finance experts
with a broad range of experience across domestic and international projects and programs.
Participants from Goldman Sachs Social Finance, the Acumen Fund, Accion International, MIT JPAL, FSG,
Third Sector Capital, and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston will share their insights on how to
translate impact investing and community finance concepts into scalable and sustainable impact.
Topics and case studies will highlight business operations execution, risk management,
performance measurement and evaluation, collective community impact,
initiatives and managing impact complexity.
More info >
The Fletcher Conference on Managing Political Risk
Saturday, March 5, 2016
The Fletcher School
160 Packard Ave. | Medford, MA 02155
The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy's will host its annual conference on 'Managing Political Risk' on March 5, 2016.
This one-day, one-of-a-kind event will bring together academics, business professionals, and graduate students of
international relations and business to discuss the risks and opportunities that companies, investors, and
organizations face today.
More info >
Department of Economics Open House: Majors Week Event
Monday, February 22, 2016
Braker Hall, Rm. 118
Thinking about a major in Economics? Faculty from the Economics Department will be
available with information and departmental literature on majors and minors available,
finding an advisor, studying abroad, and declaring a major. Light refreshments will be served.
2015 Wellington Burnham Lecture
Thursday, October 15, 2015
51 Winthrop Street Hall
*A reception will take place prior to the lecture.
The 2015 Wellington Burnham Lecture brings you Raj
Chetty, a Professor of Economics at Stanford University. Chetty's
research combines empirical evidence and economic theory to help
design more effective government policies. His work on tax policy,
unemployment insurance, and education has been widely cited in media
outlets and Congressional testimony. His
current research focuses on equality of opportunity: how can we
give children from disadvantaged backgrounds better chances of
Chetty is a recipient of a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship and the
John Bates Clark medal, given by the American Economic Association
to the best American economist under age 40. He received his Ph.D.
from Harvard University in 2003 at the age of 23 and was a professor
at UC-Berkeley until 2009, when he returned to Harvard as one of the
youngest tenured professors in Harvard's history. Chetty moved to
the Department of Economics at Stanford in 2015.will present
"Improving Equality of Opportunity in America: New Evidence and