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InterAction Forum 2015, June 22, 2015
DRI co-director Bill Easterly delivered an impassioned keynote speech about joining the moral debate on the forgotten rights on the poor.

Festival of Economics 2015, June 1, 2015
At the 2015 Trento Economics Festival, DRI co-director Bill Easterly presented his book “The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor”, underlining the issue of the right to mobility.


Debate with Owen Barder by William Easterly, April 9, 2014
DRI co-director Bill Easterly took on a debate with Owen Barder from Center for Global Development on why poverty persists despite billions of dollars in international aid and the efforts of development professionals.

Global Poverty and Development Day, April 7, 2014
On United Nations International School’s “Global Poverty and Development Day”, Bill Easterly and Thomas Pogge shared thoughts on issues relating to global poverty, including the Millennium Development Goals, the progress gap between the most wealthy and most impoverished in our world, realistic targets for decreasing poverty and undernourishment, and more.


Templeton Book Forum: A conversation between Dambisa Moyo, March 26, 2009
DRI co-director Bill Easterly talked with author of Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa.