February 15, 2007

An Event: Philanthropy, Profits and Progress

Philanthropy, Profits and Progress: The Role of Private Actors inInternational Development

A Conference Adda-fication's Shamshir is helping organize:

Friday, February 16, 2007, Columbia University, Jerome Greene Hall, Room 104.

Join CUPID at its third annual conference to evaluate activities byprivate actors — including philanthropic foundations, community-based organizations, corporations and others— that either directly or indirectly impact the development of thecommunities in which they operate.

Given the increasing visibilityof private actors in delivering services and creating economic opportunities in developing areas, CUPID believes a comprehensive and multidisciplinary review of their activities is timely andshould make for an exciting conference.

ONLINE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION at: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/cupid/Conference.html


12:30pm-12:35 Welcome remarks from Susan Ilyin, CUPID President

12:35-12:45 Conference introduction by Jennifer Fitzgerald,CUPID Conference Chair

12:45-2:15 Panel: Health, Education and Social Services

2:15-2:30 Coffee break

4:00-4:15 Coffee break

4:15-5:45 Panel: Business and Livelihoods

5:50-6:25 Keynote address

6:25-6:30 Closing remarks

6:30-8:00 Wine and cheese reception


Keynote Address * “Entrepreneurs as Engines of Change” by Paul Tierney, Directorand General Partner of Aperture Venture Partners and Chairman ofTechnoServe

Panelists - Health, Education and Social Services

* Dr. Jane Aronson, Pediatrician, Director of Worldwide OrphansFoundation and International Pediatric Health Services

* Helen Reisler & William P. Currie, Rotary Club of New York

* Professor Gita Steiner-Khamsi, Programs in International andComparative Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

* John Trew, Senior Technical Advisor in Child Labor &Education, CARE USA

Panelists - Energy, Environment, and Infrastructure

* Shawn Miller, Director, Environmental & Social RiskManagement, Citigroup

* Professor Elliott Sclar, Director of the Center forSustainable Development at Columbia University\'s Earth Institute,Professor of Urban Planning at the Columbia University GraduateSchool of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

* Nicholas P. Sullivan, Author, You Can Hear Me Now: HowMicroloans and Cell Phones Are Connecting the World’s Poor to theGlobal Economy

* Panelist TBA, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Click here for the full line-up.

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