World Poverty and Economic Growth

Professional Teachers Association
Members – Only Conference
World Poverty and Economic Growth

In Partnership with

The World Bank

Washington, D.C.

March 27-29, 2014

Presentations by World Bank experts plus

Presentations and Q&A with:

John Wallis, Ph.D., University of Maryland
Violence and Social Orders: A Conceptual Framework for Interpreting Recorded Human History,
with Douglass C. North and Barry R. Weingast, Cambridge University Press, 2009.

David Dollar, Ph.D., Brookings Institute
From 2004-09, Dollar served as the World Bank’s country director for China and Mongolia in Beijing, publishing extensively on China’s ongoing economic transition. He remained in Beijing as the Treasury Department’s economic and financial emissary to China until moving to the Brookings Institute earlier this year.

Christopher Coyne, Ph.D., George Mason University
Doing Bad by Doing Good: Why Humanitarian Actions Fail. Stanford University Press, 2013.

Kent Hill Ph.D., Senior Vice President for International Programs, World Vision
From 2001-2009 Hill served at the U.S. Agency for International Development, (USAID), first as Assistant Administrator of Europe and Eurasia overseeing U.S. assistance to 26 countries and then as the Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Global Health, heading up all USAID health programs.  He served from 2009 until 2011 as a vice president at the John Templeton Foundation.

Discussions of selected required readings and speaker remarks.

Program Details
Lodging and most meals provided

Thursday & Friday nights, March 27 and 28th.

Double occupancy with another participant.

Single room cost additional $140(covers both nights).

Conference restricted to FTE Professional Teachers Association members.

Costs: $100 non-refundable conference fee, plus $100 refundable deposit.

Acceptance by application only.  Space is limited.   Deadline: January 6, 2014.

Successful applicants notified by email by January 15, 2014.

Selected applicants must pay Deposit and conference fee by January 27, 2014

Sample Agenda
Thursday March 27, 2014

4:30 pm Check-in and registration at Key Bridge Marriott hotel

5:30 pm reception at Key Bridge Marriott

6:15 pm Dinner and Speaker John Wallis at Key Bridge Marriott

Friday March 28, 2012

7:30 am Continental Breakfast at Key Bridge Marriott

8:30 am   Bus to World Bank

9:00 am World Bank presentations

Lunch at World Bank

Afternoon presentations by World Bank

David Dollar presentation and Q&A

4:00 pm Adjourn, time to visit World Bank Store

4:45 pm  -Dinner on your own (Bus Transportation for return to Key Bridge Marriott or stay in downtown D.C.)

Saturday March 29, 2014

8:00 am  Continental Breakfast

Morning:   Christopher Coyne and Kent Hill Presentation and Q&A

Small group discussions on readings and speaker remarks

12:00 pm Luncheon and Closing session

1:30 pm   Adjourn

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