Rethinking Development Seminar Series

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The Rethinking Development Seminar Series is a flagship program of the Duke Center for International Development (DCID) at the Sanford School of Public Policy. Since 2017, DCID has partnered with the Duke University Center for International and Global Studies (DUCIGS) to feature speakers with exciting new approaches to development.  The speakers are well-known thinkers and development practitioners from large, emerging economies who will discuss topics from addressing global uncertainties in developing countries, to alternative approaches to planning mega-cities.

Most recently, as part of the series, the Duke Center for International Development (DCID), the Duke University Center for International and Global Studies (DUCIGS), and the Duke Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS) convened a diverse group of policy advocates and researchers for a one-day workshop on Central America’s Northern Triangle. Experts explored the underlying causes of recent migration from the region, and policy responses to address the economic and social impacts both in the region and in the United States. 

On November 15-16, 2018, the series hosted the first annual Duke Conference on International Development as part of Duke at Home in the World- an initiative of the Duke Office for Global Affairs. In spring 2018, the series hosted Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the first female finance minister of Nigeria and former managing director of the World Bank.  Okonjo-Iweala currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) and the African Risk Capacity Agency Governing Board.  And, in fall 2017, the series invited Zhongxia Jin. Jin was Executive Director for China at the International Monetary Fund and former Director-General of the Research Institute for the People's Bank of China.

The series is co-organized by the Duke Center for International Development (DCID) at the Sanford School of Public Policy, and the Duke University Center for International and Global Studies (DUCIGS).