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Conference: Structural Roots of Global Poverty, Theory Meets Practice

February 14th-16th, 2013, Yale University


The Global Justice Program at Yale’s MacMillan Center and Global Financial Integrity will co-host their third annual conference at Yale University on February 14–16, 2013. This three-day conference will bring together academic, policy, and advocacy communities to investigate the structural roots of global poverty, focusing on illicit financial flows and tax policy, the post-2015 development agenda, climate change, and global health. Scholars, lawyers, policy makers, and activists are invited to register to participate in this exciting event.


The conference will commence on the morning of Thursday, February 14, with a day-long exploration of the relationship between tax policy, illicit financial flows, and global poverty. Friday, February 15, will feature discussion of priorities for development after 2015, when the Millennium Development Goals expire. Speakers will be encouraged to focus on the themes of governance and global institutional reform, inclusive participatory consultation, and merging the environmental sustainability and poverty alleviation agendas. Saturday, February 16, will be broken into two sessions, one focusing on climate change and global poverty, and the other on international cooperation for innovation in global health. The conference will conclude Saturday evening.


Conference speakers include:


  • Raymond Baker, Global Financial Integrity
  • Monica Bhatia (OECD)
  • James Fishkin, Stanford University
  • Michael Gerrard, Columbia University
  • Leonard McCarthy, World Bank
  • Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia University


A full conference schedule will soon be available at http://www.yale.edu/macmillan/globaljustice.


To learn more about the Global Justice Program at Yale or Global Financial Integrity, please visithttp://www.yale.edu/macmillan/globaljustice and http://www.gfintegrity.org.


To RSVP: Rachel Payne, Global Justice Program, rachel.payne@yale.edu. Please indicate which day(s) of the conference you would like to attend. You will receive a confirmation once your spot is confirmed. The conference is closed to press.


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