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December 2021

Doing Business Indicators – A Discussion

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
WebEx Meeting

A virtual discussion by the 1818 Society Economics Thematic Group. Discussant: Victoria Elliott, led the 2008 OED review of DBI. Commentators: David Bridgman Mark Sundberg (now with MCC) John Pollner Moderator: Norman Hicks will serve as moderator. The primary purpose of this discussion is to provide members with information about a current controversy, discuss the pros and cons of the DBI, and share experiences of those who have used DBI in their work. RSVP here Join WebEx here Meeting number:…

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Book Launch – Cecil Rhodes and Other Statues: Dealing Plainly with the Past

December 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

A sponsored presentation by the History Thematic Group On December 8, 2021, Robert Calderisi—whose last assignment was Country Director for Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, 2000-2002—will be discussing his new book Cecil Rhodes and Other Statues: Dealing Plainly with the Past. In his book, while acknowledging many of Rhodes’s misdeeds, Calderisi argues that the famous imperialist (who added 750,000 square miles to the British Empire) was neither a white supremacist nor a war-monger. Instead, he writes that Rhodes’s…

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