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January 2019

Remembering Don Strombom: A Pioneer in the Bank’s Urban Sector by the Urban and Water Thematic Group

January 9, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Room J 1-050

Chair: Praful Patel The Urban & Water TG is pleased to invite you to a gathering in honor of Donald Strombom (August 17th 1931-September 5th 2018). Attendees will be invited to share memories of their association with Don. Don passed away in Venice on September 5th. He was a remarkable person, wise and caring leader, and for those fortunate to work with him, a kind mentor and friend. Don’s affection for the countries and his dedication to the mission inspired all around him. Don…

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The Ali Baba Way: E-Commerce and Poverty Alleviation in China by Dr. Ying Lowrey

January 10, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
MC 7-860

Speaker: Dr. Ying Lowrey is deputy director and professor at Tsinghua University Research Center for Chinese Entrepreneurs and a member of the Academic Committee of Alibaba Group Research Institute. Her teaching and research interests include economics of innovation and entrepreneurship in the internet and platform economy; the internet platform companies’ functionality of public good and social common capital; the role of modern monopoly companies in the macroeconomy, modern microfinancial market, business demographics, characteristics of business owners, and the role of…

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Water & Food Security Under Multiple Transitions by Uma Lele

January 23, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
MC C1-200

Speaker: Uma Lele: She has an MS and PhD in Applied Economics from Cornell University. She is President Elect of the International Association of Agricultural Economists, affiliated with the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi. She has more than four decades of experience in research, operations, policy analysis, and evaluation, a major part of it acquired working in the World Bank in Asia, Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa. She has taught at Cornell University and the University of Florida and worked…

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