Kuala Lumpur World Bank Development Research Seminar: Ravi Kanbur (Cornell University)

 Addressing the Anxieties of Our Time: The Work of the International Panel on Social Progress

Speaker: Ravi Kanbur
               Cornell University

Monday, January 22, 2018
12:30—2:00 p.m.
Level 3, Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur

Registration: click RSVP by January 19, 2018
(Light lunch will be served at the seminar.)


Social Progress in our time presents a paradox: enormous advances in the three quarters of a century after the second world war, but at the same time tremendous current anxiety about whether the advances can be sustained and whether there might actually be reversals. The International Panel on Social Progress (www.ipsp.org) has been working over the last three years on mapping out, analyzing, and thinking about how to address these anxieties of our age. This presentation will provide an overview of the work of the IPSP and will discuss institutional impediments to addressing threats to the sustainability of social progress in two specific areas–inequality and global public goods.

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Information on previous and upcoming seminars: Development Research Seminar Series in Kuala Lumpur
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