Browse By

Category Archives: Events

2015 Human Rights Conference Materials: Development without Freedom?

NYU DRI, the Bard College Human Rights Project, and the Rift Valley institute warmly invite you to a conference on justice, human rights, and foreign aid in Africa. Thursday, April 16, 2015 8:30am – 4:30pm The Grand Hall, NYU Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life, 5th floor 238

Discussing Unconditional Cash Transfers

Possibly the most controversial recent development endeavor is one with the most minimalist design – “just giving money to poor people.” Unconditional cash transfers, said to be less expensive and less paternalistic than in-kind aid or conditional payments, have gained wide exposure and generated many

2014 Conference Materials: Cities and Development

  Thank you for your interest in DRI’s 2014 Annual Conference! Please check the DRI webpage for a conference recap with photos and full-length talk videos, and the Greene Street study website for more information on the paper by William Easterly, Laura Freschi, and Steven Pennings. Tuesday, November 18,

Book Launch: The Tyranny of Experts by William Easterly

Last Monday we had the pleasure of hosting a few of our closest friends at Cooper Union’s Great Hall to celebrate the launch of Professor Easterly’s new book, The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor. Paul Romer gave a gracious

It’s time to start the debate that never happened

 Monday, March 3, 2014 The Great Hall, Cooper Union, New York City William Easterly will present a short talk on his new book* released on the same date Featuring an introduction from NYU University Professor Paul Romer Doors open at 6:00, the trouble begins at

2013 Conference Materials: Beyond the Nation

Is the emphasis on nations as actors in development excessive and obsolete? Come to DRI’s Annual Conference on Friday November 15th! Studies to be presented will show how development spreads with the spread of people, goods, technologies, and ideas across national boundaries. Other talks feature evidence showing

Book Launch: The Great Escape by Angus Deaton

  We were honored to host Angus Deaton last week for a lecture on his brand new book The Great Escape: Health, Wealth, and the Origins of Inequality. A standing-only crowd piled in to hear Deaton, Professor of International Affairs and  Economics at Princeton, discuss humanity’s

Africa House opening event

Join DRI’s partner organization, Africa House, this Thursday, September 27th at 3:30pm for a discussion of youth unemployment and the 2012 African Economic Outlook with Mthuli Ncube,Vice President and Chief Economist of the African Development Bank. The talk will be followed by a wine and cheese reception at

Possibly of interest

UPDATE 9/5 4:00 PM: We will post the video from the panel in this space as soon as IIES provides it. UPDATE 9/5 7:40 AM: Panel with Paul Collier, Esther Duflo, Bill Easterly, Dani Rodrik and Jeff Sachs is livestreaming now at this link. Will