Inequality of Opportunities
and the Arab Spring
Seminar Date and Time: Dec 18, 2013, 5pm
Location: Ibrahim Bodur Aud. | Natuk Birkan Bldg.| Bogazici University | South Campus Istanbul | Turkey (Co-sponsored by the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Bogazici University)
Melani Cammett is Associate Professor of Political Science, a faculty associate at the Population Studies and Training Center, and a faculty fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University.
Cammett specializes in the political economy of development and the Middle East. Her new book, “Compassionate Communalism: Welfare and Sectarianism in Lebanon” explores how politics shape the distribution of welfare goods. Cammett’s co-edited book, “The Politics of Non-State Social Welfare in the Global South” examines the political consequences of non-state welfare provision in diverse regions. Her current research focuses on public and social goods provision by Islamists and other types of public and private actors in several Middle Eastern countries.
Cammett has published work on a diverse array of topics in numerous scholarly and policy-oriented journals. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley and a M.A. from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and has consulted for various development policy organizations.
Prof. Lant Pritchett
Evidence Based Policy Making
in the Social Sectors:
Using Impact Evaluations to Learn about Performance in the Field
Ankara Seminar Date and Time: July 16 2013, 10am
Location: Republic of Turkey Ministry of Development | 20. Floor Seminar Room |
Ankara | Turkey (Co-sponsored by the Ministry of Development)
Istanbul Seminar Date and Time: July 16 2013, 5 pmThe presentation can be downloaded here.
Location: Ibrahim Bodur Aud. | Natuk Birkan Bldg.| Bogazici University | South Campus Istanbul | Turkey (Co-sponsored by the Department of Economics at Bogazici University)
Lant Pritchett is a renowned Harvard economist with many years of experience in the practice and teaching of development.
He is currently Professor of the Practice of International Development at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and faculty chair of the MPA/ID program since 2007. He is a non-resident fellow of the Center for Global Development, and a senior fellow of BREAD. He is also co-editor of the Journal of Development Economics.
Pritchett’s work primarily focuses on labor, education, migration, and social protection. He held several research positions at the World Bank between 1988 and 2007, and served as the lead economist in the Social Development group of the South Asia region in Delhi, India in 2004-2007. Pritchett helped produce several World Bank reports including: World Development Report 1994: Infrastructure for Development, Assessing Aid: What Works, What Doesn’t and Why (1998), World Development Report 2004: Making Services Work for the Poor. He has authored or co-authored over 50 academic papers and published widely on issues of economics, demography, education, and health.