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February 2019

Trekking in the Himalayas: a discussion with Rabi Thapa, CEO, Sacred Summits (P) Ltd. on 1818 Society treks in Nepal and Tibet

February 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
MC 7-860

Sacred Summits has organized treks and cultural tours for the 1818 Society in Bhutan, Nepal and Tibet (PRC) over the past four years. The session will include a presentation by Maryvonne Plessis-Fraissard on the 1818 Hiking Club trek to Annapurna and Upper Mustang in September 2018. This will be followed by a brief presentation and discussion on the trek to Nepal and Tibet planned for June 2019. The session will provide an opportunity for members to learn about and ask…

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Global Action for Education Progress and the Education Workforce Initiative: A conversation with Dr. Ju-Ho Lee, former Minister of Education of South Korea and now Professor, KDI School of Public Policy and Management

February 26 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
MC 10-130

Sponsored by the Education Group of the 1818 Society and the Bank’s Education Global Practice. Moderator: Helen Abadzi, Researcher, University of Texas at Arlington; 1818 Society Member Click here to join the meeting  Meeting number (access code) : 735 239431 Meeting password: 7DePQNpu

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March 2019

Developing “Smart Cities”

March 7 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
MC 3-570

Speaker: Vijay Jagannathan. Vijay will speak about what he has learned about smart cities but still hasn’t figured out how to operationalize. Speaker Bio: Vijay is currently Secretary General of Citynet, a network of cities and partner agencies in Asia and also a member of an advisory team to Chengdu.  He also leads a World Resources Institute effort promoting low carbon cities on the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Zone financed by the Asian Development Bank. Vijay retired from the…

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The Crisis of Western Democracy: Implications for International Institutions by Edward Luce, Financial Times

March 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

The event will be Livecast.  Link to the Livecast will be available on this page on the day of the presentation. Speaker: Edward Luce, Chief US Commentator, Financial Times Synopsis: In his insightful and harrowing new book, The Retreat of Western Liberalism, Edward Luce issues a chilling warning: “Western liberal democracy is not yet dead, but it is far closer to collapse than we may wish to believe. It is facing its gravest challenge since the Second World War”. Western…

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