The Columbia University Partnership for International Development (CUPID) invites you to attend our annual conference:
Saturday, March 3, 2012
11:00AM – 8:00PM
2920 Broadway. (116th and Broadway)
Jed Satow Conference Room, Lerner Hall (5th Floor)
Columbia University Morningside Campus
This year’s spring conference, “In A State Of Transition: Locating The Role Of The International Community,” focuses on the role of the international community in transitioning states, which are undergoing a process of change from authoritarian to citizen-lead governance. This is a subject under intense debate given the recent events of 2011 and current ongoing crises in the Middle East. By bringing together a host of leading scholars, policymakers, and practitioners from the field of international development we wish to address a key question of inquiry: Where does the power of international actors end and national sovereignty begin? In an attempt to address this question we hope that CUPID’s 2012 conference will be a forum of lively debate and discussion around the topics of concern, such as transitional justice, gender rights and educational reform.
THE EVENT IS FREE. We welcome the general public to engage with scholars and practitioners in a multidisciplinary dialogue concerning the challenges faced by international actors, such as multilateral organizations and NGOs on this critical subject.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Benny Dembitzer, International Development Economist & Author of The Attack On World Poverty.
Youssef Mahmoud, International Peace Institute.
Mary Schwoebel, US Institute of Peace.
Lisa Magarrell, International Center for Transitional Justice.
Sara Abbas. Institute of Development Studies.
Linda Bishai, US Institute of Peace.
Rebecca Wolfe, Mercy Corps.
Please RSVP at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9642505