Penn GDI Annual Forum 2008

Penn GDI is pleased to announce its Second Annual Forum, April 10-11, 2008.
The topic is HIGHER EDUCATION AND INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT, in the context of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).


Keynote speakers will include: Jorge Balan (OISE/CEDES, Argentina), Cigdem Kagiticibasi (Koc University, Turkey), Devesh Kapur (Penn/CASI), Adama Samassekou (Minister of Education, Mali), I.V. SubbaRao (Govt of Andhra Pradesh, India).

In addition, there will be nine panels spread over the two days:
1. Questioning Development 2. Integrating Health Training with Community Needs in Poor Countries 3. Going Abroad for the MDGs: A Penn Internship Perspective 4. Globalization and Higher Education 5. Planning Models to Address Urbanization 6. Language, Empowerment and Development 7. Higher Education and Civic Engagement 8. Law and Human Rights in Developing Countries 9. Technology for Development: High Tech vs. Low Tech

The entire Penn community (and friends) are invited. Please register for the GDI Forum at www.gdi.upenn.edu.