Past Events

  • Date: 
    May 28, 2010 - May 29, 2010

    Small Business Industrial Clusters in China and Italy

    Experiences and Lessons for Developing and Advanced Economies

    Location: 

    Chieti and Pescara, Italy

    Conference website

    The Faculty of Economics of the Gabriele D’Annunzio University (Chieti and Pescara, Italy) invites submissions of papers and extended abstracts for a conference on small-and-medium business clusters in developing and advanced economies, with a special focus on the Chinese and Italian experiences.

  • Date: 
    May 26, 2010 - May 27, 2010

    Bangladesh Food Security Investment Forum

    Location: 

    Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel
    Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Hosted by the Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh

  • Date: 
    May 20, 2010
    8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Symposium on Global Agriculture and Food Security: Progress to Date and Strategies for Success

    Presenter(s): 
    Catherine Bertini, executive director, UN World Food Program (1992-2002); Dan Glickman, secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture (1995-2001)
    Location: 

    Mayflower Renaissance Hotel
    Washington, D.C.

    Abstract

    For more information, please visit the conference website

  • Date: 
    May 17, 2010
    12:15pm - 1:45pm (light lunch served at 11:45am)

    The Dragon’s Gift: the Real Story of China in Africa

    Presenter(s): 
    Deborah Bräutigam, American University; Xiaobo Zhang, IFPRI; Shenggen Fan, IFPRI (Chair)
    Location: 

    International Food Policy Research Institute
    2033 K Street, NW, Washington, DC
    Fourth Floor Conference Facility

    Is China a rogue donor? Media reports about huge aid packages, land-grabbing, support for pariah regimes, regiments of Chinese labor, and the ruthless exploitation of workers and natural resources in some of the poorest countries in the world have sparked fierce debates. China's tradition of secrecy fuels rumors and speculation, making it difficult to gauge the risks and opportunities in China's growing embrace. This seminar will assess what China is doing and how the Chinese are doing it.

  • Date: 
    May 3, 2010
    12:15 pm – 1:45 pm You are invited to join us for a light lunch at beginning at 11:30 am

    Agricultural Price Distortions, Inequality, and Poverty

    Presenter(s): 
    Speakers: Kym Anderson, University of Adelaide and World Bank; Will Martin, World Bank; David Orden, IFPRI; Chairs: Justin Y. Lin, World Bank; Maximo Torero, IFPRI
    Location: 

    Westin Grand Hotel
    2350 M Street NW (23rd and M streets)
    Washington, DC

    Abstract

  • Date: 
    April 8, 2010
    12:15 pm – 1:45 pm. You are invited to join us for a light lunch beginning at 11:45 am

    The New Politics of Food & Farming

    Presenter(s): 
    Speaker: Robert Paarlberg, Wellesley College; Commentator: Regina Birner, IFPRI; Chair: Rajul Pandya-Lorch, IFPRI
    Location: 

    International Food Policy Research Institute
    2033 K Street, NW, Washington, DC
    Fourth Floor Conference Facility

  • Date: 
    April 7, 2010
    2:00 - 3.30 pm

    Alleviating the worst of poverty with water, resilience and innovation

    Presenter(s): 
    Claudia Ringler, IFPRI Senior Research Fellow; Alain Vidal, Director, CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food; Larry Harrington, Research Director, CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food; Amanda Harding; Management Team member, CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food
    Location: 

    International Food Policy Research Institute
    2033 K Street, NW, Washington, DC
    Fourth Floor Conference Facility

    Abstract

    The CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) aims to increase the resilience of social and ecological systems through better water management for food production. In its second research phase, from 2009-2013, it focuses on key water-for-food development challenges within large river basins of key importance for smallholder water and food security.

  • Date: 
    April 6, 2010
    12:00 - 2:00 pm

    WTO Disciplines on Agricultural Support

    Political Economy, Experience and Prospects for the EU, US and Japan

    Presenter(s): 
    David Orden, IFPRI; Yoshihisa Godo, Meiji Gakuin University; Bob Young, American Farm Bureau Federation
    Location: 

    International Food Policy Research Institute
    2033 K Street, NW, Washington, DC
    Fourth Floor Conference Facility

    Abstract

  • Date: 
    March 22, 2010 - March 24, 2010

    Fostering Growth and Reducing Poverty and Hunger in Asia and Latin America

    Opportunities for Mutual Learning and Cooperation

    Location: 

    Swissotel, Lima, Peru

    An International Conference hosted by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Universidad del Pacifico

  • Date: 
    March 4, 2010
    12:15 pm – 1:45 pm. You are invited to join us for a light lunch at beginning at 11:45 am

    Creating Shared Value: The New Concept of Corporate Social Responsibility

    Presenter(s): 
    Speaker: Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, Chairman, Nestlé S.A.; Chair: Klaus von Grebmer
    Location: 

    International Food Policy Research Institute
    2033 K Street, NW, Washington, DC
    Fourth Floor Conference Facility

    Abstract

    In the context of the most recent economic downturn, the role of business in society has come under increasing scrutiny. Moreover, models of corporate engagement that are more philanthropically oriented have been subject to mounting pressure. This Policy Seminar proposes a new approach, which replaces the more traditional descriptions of “corporate social responsibility” with “Creating Shared Value” - a concept initially developed by Harvard’s Professor Michael Porter and championed by Nestlé, a global leader in Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company.