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Development, Thought and Policy Lecture Series: Private Sector Approaches to Development - Potential and Pitfalls

Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Henry Cohen Conference Room, Fanton Hall 72 Fifth Avenue

On Thursday, April 3, the Development, Thought and Policy Lecture Series presents: "Private Sector Approaches to Development - Potential and Pitfalls."

An important new trend has been the increasing emphasis in the role of the international business sector as a promoter of development in the Global South.

This discussion chaired by: Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, professor of International Affairs brings together three current and former students of GPIA who are professionals in the field - at a consulting firm, at a foundation promoting impact investing, and at the UN Global Compact. Lauren Gula, Manger, Social Sustainability & Women’s Empowerment, United Nations Global Compact, Amy Orr, Capital Deployment Analyst, F.B Heron Foundation and Anastasia Thatcher, Lead, Private Sector Engagement, Accenture Development Partnerships.

Approaches that engage the private sector are controversial - promoted by some as a panacea for ending poverty and rejected by others as a form of disguised exploitation. This discussion will bring an insider perspective on the potentials and the pitfalls of this approach.

This event is free, but reservations are required be emailing: development.newschool@gmail.com.

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