Institute for International Economic Policy

Sustainable Development Forum

Sustainable Development is emerging as the defining challenge of our generation, and it will critically require a new kind of interaction between policy and research. The Sustainable Development Forum is a series of talks by leaders in academia and in policy which will attempt to set the research agenda for sustainable development following the Rio +20 conference.

What will sustainable development entail? What are the most crucial questions we need to be asking? How should academia go about searching for answers that will actually inform real action and policy changes?


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The Global Food Challenge

March 18, 2013

  • Shenggen Fan, Director General, International Food Policy Research Institute


The Research Agenda for Sustainable Development

December 3, 2012

  • Jeffrey Sachs, Director, Earth Institute, Columbia University
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Grand Challenges for Sustainability Science

September 12, 2012

  • William Clark, Professor of International Science, Public Policy and Human Development, Harvard University; Co-director of the Sustainability Science Program, John F. Kennedy School of Government

Upcoming Events

September 14 Monday
Sustainable Development Forum: Why Investing in Nature Makes Economic Sense
» Location: Lindner Commons, Room 602, 1957 E Street NW
» RSVP here

September 15 Tuesday
Trade and Development Workshop: "News Shocks in Open Economies: Evidence from Giant Oil Discoveries"
» Liugang Sheng, Chinese University of Hong Kong
» Location: John W. Kendrick Seminar Room, Room 321 at 2115 G Street
» RSVP here

September 22 Tuesday
Trade and Development Workshop
» Filipe Campante (HKS)
» Location: John W. Kendrick Seminar Room, Room 321 at 2115 G Street
» RSVP here

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