Media Advisory: World Bank President Jim Yong Kim to Keynote Global Development Conference at Stanford University Oct. 29, 2015

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WHAT:

 

The Stanford Global Development and Poverty Initiative (GDP) presents, Shared Prosperity and Health: Advancing Global Development Through Innovation and Institutions, a day-long conference on Thursday, Oct. 29, to be held at Stanford Graduate School of Business. In his keynote presentation World Bank President Jim Yong Kim will argue when public and private actors invest in global health and human development, not only will individuals benefit, but all of society benefits as well.

 

The invitation-only conference is a cornerstone of GDP, an initiative of the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED) in partnership with the Stanford Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) and Stanford Graduate School of Business. GDP was established in 2013 to stimulate transformative research ideas and new approaches to economic development and poverty alleviation worldwide.

 
In addition to the keynote address, the conference features a talk by former USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah, as well as three expert-led panels focused on:

• Role of Technological Innovation in Promoting Shared Prosperity

• Health and Politics: Effective Strategies for Advancing Equity

• Reducing Health and Income Disparities: How and Why Institutions Matter?

For the full conference agenda: https://gdp.stanford.edu/conference/shared-prosperity-and-health/agenda

 

WHY:

As economies grow stronger and health improves in many developing countries, profound disparities in well-being persist between the rich and poor. The GDP conference will explore the roles that technological innovation, politics, and institutions can play in promoting economic prosperity and good health for all in low-income countries.
 

The GDP is a University-wide initiative to transform Stanford’s capacity for research and action that improves the lives of the poor. Administered jointly by Stanford’s FSI and Stanford Graduate School of Business, the GDP complements and broadens SEED’s mission by focusing on problems that affect conditions for entrepreneurship and innovation in developing countries: governance and the rule of law, education, public health, security, and access to public goods and services.

 

WHEN:

Keynote Address, Thursday, October 29, 2015, 12:10 p.m.

11:45 a.m. Media Check In

No one will be admitted without advance registration. Members of the media are invited to attend the keynote and conference free of charge.
 

For the keynote only, RSVP to hkchang@stanford.edu.

For the 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. conference, register by 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, October 28, 2015: https://app.certain.com/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x20899257daf

 

WHERE:

CEMEX Auditorium, Knight Management Center
Stanford Graduate School of Business
655 Knight Way
Stanford, CA 94305

For directions and parking: http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/visit

 

WHO:

In addition to World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, other speakers and panelists include:
 

Michael McFaul, Director and Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute, Professor of Political Science and Codirector of Global Development and Poverty Initiative, Stanford University

Jesper Sørensen, Robert A. and Elizabeth R. Jeffe Professor of Organizational Behavior at Stanford Graduate School of Business, Director of Stanford Institute of Innovation in Developing Economies, and Codirector of Global Development and Poverty Initiative

Rajiv Shah, Former Administrator, United States Agency for International Development

Kevin Starr, Managing Director, Mulago Foundation

Paul Yock, Martha Meier Weiland Professor in the School of Medicine, Stanford University

For a complete list of conference speakers: https://gdp.stanford.edu/conference/shared-prosperity-and-health/speaker-bios

 

For more information about the conference: https://gdp.stanford.edu/conference/shared-prosperity-and-health

 

ABOUT US:

Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies (SEED)

SEED is a Stanford Graduate School of Business-led initiative working to end the cycle of global poverty by training business leaders in developing economies, inspiring Stanford students to become globally engaged leaders, and supporting research across the university to maximize impact.

 

Freeman Spogli Institute (FSI)

FSI is a university-wide research and education institution at Stanford devoted to understanding the problems, policies, and processes that cross international borders and affect lives around the world.

Contacts

Stanford Graduate School of Business
Helen Chang, 650-723-3358
hkchang@stanford.edu

Contacts

Stanford Graduate School of Business
Helen Chang, 650-723-3358
hkchang@stanford.edu