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    Newsmakers with Rajiv Shah

    U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah talked about the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa. Congress was being asked to…

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    International Monetary Fund News Conference

    International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde briefed reporters and responded to questions before the International Monetary Fund-World Bank Group annual meeting at…

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    World Bank Group News Conference

    World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim briefed reporters and responded to questions at the beginning of the International Monetary Fund-World Bank Group annual meeting at the IMF Building…

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    Global Poverty

    Jacqueline Novogratz, founder and chief executive officer of Acumen, talked about the work of her company and how entrepreneurial approaches could help to address global poverty. She…

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    Response to Western Africa Ebola Outbreak

    Panelists talked about the social, political, and cultural challenges of combating the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa. Topics included the health care infrastructure, quarantine and…

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    Combating Corruption

    Panelists talked about federal government efforts to combat corruption of public officials abroad and foster foreign citizen opposition to bribery and other forms of public…

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    Global Health

    Panelists talked about some of the most significant global health challenges during the upcoming decade. They also discussed the agenda to address those issues and the future of health…

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    Book Discussion on Confessions of a Microfinance Heretic

    Hugh Sinclair, who has worked for several microfinance organizations, argues that the microfinance craze that followed the success of the Grameen Bank has done far less to alleviate poverty…

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    Book Discussion on Tropic of Chaos

    Christian Parenti reported on several countries where environmental change is fueling violence and war. He responded to questions from members of the audience at Politics and Prose…

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    Book Discussion on Treasure Islands

    In his book Nicholas Shaxson takes a critical look at offshore tax havens which cost the U.S. $100 billion in lost tax revenue each year and claims that Britain and the United States are…

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    Book Discussion on The Tenth Parallel

    Eliza Griswold talked about her book The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam. She responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. She…

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    Empires of the Senses

    Professor Andrew Rotter talked about how the senses influenced human interactions during the imperial period of the 19th and 20th centuries. “Empires of the Senses: How Seeing,…

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    GSMA Women Program

    Cherie Blair and others spoke to reporters and answered questions about a new program to distribute mobile phones to women in developing countries. 

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    Books for International Goodwill

    Books for International Goodwill has donated over four million books since being founded in 1994. The Rotary International organization uses an all-volunteer workforce to collect, sort, and…

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    Book Discussion on Enough

    Roger Thurow and Scott Kilman talked about their book Enough: Why the World’s Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty (PublicAffairs, 2009) in conversation with former Ambassador Carolyn…

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    Book Discussion on Forces of Fortune

    Vali Nasr, senior advisor to Richard Holbrooke, special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, talked about his latest book which looks at the growth of the Muslim middle class in the Middle…

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    Water Conflicts in Developing Nations

    Panelists talked about ways to prevent and mitigate water conflicts due to issues such as scarcity, access, and pollution. The discussion was held in conjuction with a new publication…

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    Book Discussion on Surviving Against the Odds

    A panel discussion was held to celebrate the launch of S. Ann Dunham’s book Surviving Against the Odds: Village Industry in Indonesia (Duke University Press, December 2009). The book…

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    After Words with Greg Mortenson

    Greg Mortenson talked about his book Stones into Schools: Promoting Peace with Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan /i (Viking Adult; 1st edition (December 1, 2009). The book…

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    G-20 Economic Summit

    Nancy Birdsall spoke about the global summit in Washington on the current financial crisis and ways in which it might assist underdeveloped countries. She responded to telephone calls…

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