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

October 29 Wednesday
"The Role of Social Norms in Firm Tax Compliance: Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh"
Monica Singhal (Harvard Kennedy School)
» 12:30-2:00pm
» Monroe Hall, 2115 G St.
» Economic Seminar Room (321)
October 31 Friday
November 6/7 Thursday & Friday
BASIS AMA CRSP/I4 Index Insurance Innovation Initiative
» 11/6: 12:00-5:15pm,
Marvin Center 403+405

» 11/7: 8:00am-5:15pm,
Marvin Center 310+308
November 17 Monday
Human Rights and Internet Governance
Project on Trade Agreements and Internet Governance page
» 12:00pm

Please contact for more information.