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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, "working cities" initiatives and managing impact complexity.
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The Fletcher Conference on Managing Political Risk
Saturday, March 5, 2016
8:00am (schedule)
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.
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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
4:30-6:00 p.m.
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 succeeding?

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 Policy Lessons"