Speaker: Lant Pritchett, Professor of the Practice of International Development, Harvard Kennedy School
About the Session: Professor Lant Pritchett will present the four "risks and costs of migration" to host countries (Economic, Cultural Assimilation, Political and Security) and discuss the often overlooked gains of migration to both rich and middle income countries. He will give examples of how different "types" of countries can address the above mentioned costs and benefits from worker mobility.
Harvard Kennedy School - Littauer building 1st floor
9:00am to 4:30pm
The 2017 Latin American Conference is the fourth conference organized by Latin American students at the Harvard Kennedy School. It seeks to create awareness about the policies, experiences, and opportunities for future growth and development in the region.
For the first time, the Conference will have two former presidents of the region as our keynote speaker: Mrs. Dilma Rousseff (Brazil) and Mr. Carlos Salinas de Gortari (Mexico), who will give their outlook on how Latin America has changed and the region's development challenges.
South Asia ConnectED is the first ever South Asia centric education conference being hosted in Harvard Graduate School of Education. Explore catalyzing for scale in education policy, social change and education technology with leaders from South Asia. Join John Floretta, Associate Director of Policy for J-PAL, Sridhar Rajagopalan, Founder, Educational Initiatives, Sanjli Gidwaney, Director, Design for Change, USA and many others as they opine and connect with us on the day.
For over 20 years, the GDC has offered a world-class forum for exploration of new trends in the international development world. The conference has been a thriving platform for decision-makers, practitioners, experts, academics and emerging young leaders to engage with one another and share innovative ideas, attracting world-renowned speakers.
Speaker: Gerardo Esquivel, Professor of Economics at El Colegio de Mexico, and Executive Coordinator of Research at the Instituto Belisario Domínguez of the Mexican Senate
About the session: The session will discuss the future of trade (NAFTA) and migration flows between Mexico and the U.S. in the context of the Trump administration. What are the scenarios? Is NAFTA over? What can be expected in migration policy?