Washington, D.C., United States
22 de mayo de 2013
Khalid Malik, Director of the Human Development Report Office, Kaushik Basu, Senior Vice President & Chief Economist at the World Bank, Manish Bapna, Executive Vice President & Managing Director at the World Resource Institute, and Michael Elliot, President & CEO of ONE, will discuss the 2013 Human Development Report and its implications for global governance.
Moderated by Sarah Jackson-Han, Communications Specialist, United Nations Development Programme.
22 May 2013
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
World Bank J Building
701 18th Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20433
The event is sponsored by External Affairs, the Office of the Chief Economist (World Bank) and the Human Development Report Office, UNDP
Communications Specialist, United Nations Development Programme
Ms. Jackson-Han joined the UNDP-Washington team in August 2010 after 18 years in news media, focused on Asia. She previously worked as Communications Director and English News Director at Radio Free Asia (RFA), an award-winning, private, U.S.-funded multimedia news organization, as an editor at National Public Radio online, and as Asian Affairs correspondent with Agence France-Presse (AFP). She has had fellowships from the East-West Center and Aspen Institute and served on the Asia Society-Washington advisory board.
Director, Human Development Report Office, United Nations Development Programme
Mr. Malik is the Director of the UNDP Human Development Report since June 2011. He is a development economist with extensive leadership, research and advocacy experience. He has held a variety of senior management and substantive positions in the United Nations. He has been active on UN reform and has worked closely with development partners and UN intergovernmental bodies. Mr. Malik served as UN Resident Coordinator in China (2003 – 2010) and has held other director and advisor level positions in the organisation. Before joining the UN, Mr. Malik taught and conducted research at the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (1975) and at Pembroke College, Oxford (1974-75). Mr. Malik has written widely on a range of topics. His latest book "Why China Has Grown So Fast for So Long" was published in 2012 by Oxford University Press. In 2009, Mr. Malik was one of ten “champions” - and the only foreigner - to be honored for their contributions to the protection of the environment in China.
Senior Vice President & Chief Economist, World Bank
Mr. Basu is Senior Vice President for Development Economics and World Bank Chief Economist. He was until recently the Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India, at the Ministry of Finance—essentially the “Chief Economist” of the Government of India. He was Professor of Economics and the C. Marks Professor of International Studies at Cornell University in the interim period between his appointment with the Government of India and the World Bank. He has served as Chairman of Cornell’s Department of Economics, Director of Cornell’s Center for Analytic Economics and Director of Cornell’s Program for Comparative Economic Development. Earlier Mr. Basu was Professor of Economics at the Delhi School of economics, where in 1992 he founded the Centre for Development Economics in Delhi and was its first Executive Director. Mr. Basu has also held visiting positions at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and the London School of Economics, where he was Distinguished Visitor in 1993. He has been a Visiting Professor at Harvard University, Princeton University and M.I.T. He is the outgoing President of the Human Development and Capabilities Association, which was founded by Amartya Sen. He has held advisory posts with the ILO, the World Bank, the Reserve Bank of India and was, for several years, member of the steering committee of the Expert Group of Development Issues set up by the Swedish Government. He is Editor of the journal Social Choice and Welfare, and served or serves on numerous Editorial Boards, including the Journal of Economic Perspectives, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Public Economics, and the World Bank Economic Review.
Executive Vice President & Managing Director, World Resource Institute
Mr. Bapna joined World Resource Institute as its Executive Vice President and Managing Director in 2007 and served as WRI’s Acting President from 2011-2012. Under his leadership, the institute has deepened its engagement in China, India and Brazil, and initiated new work on sustainable cities, adaptation, and the post-2015 development agenda. His expertise is particularly focused on rural poverty and natural resources. Previously, Mr. Bapna was the Executive Director of the nonprofit Bank Information Center (BIC), whose mission is to protect rights and promote sustainability in the projects and policies of international financial institutions. Mr. Bapna also served as a Senior Economist and Task Team Leader at the World Bank, where he led multidisciplinary teams in designing and implementing water, watershed, and rural development projects in Asia and Latin America.
President & CEO of ONE
Mr. Elliott is the President and CEO of ONE, an advocacy organization with more than 3 million members that pressures policymakers to support effective programs that are saving lives and improving futures in the poorest parts of the planet. Prior to joining ONE, Mr. Elliott was editor of TIME International, Deputy Managing Editor of TIME Magazine, and also a columnist on the global economy for Fortune magazine. Elliott was named editor of TIME International in April 2005. From 1995-2000 he was editor of Newsweek International, and from 1984-93 he was at The Economist, where he founded the "Bagehot" and "Lexington" columns. Mr. Elliott also serves as a member of the advisory panel for the Human Development Report.
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