GDI Lecture series: David Hulme – Should Rich Nations Help the Poor?
|Starts:||17:00 12 Oct 2016|
|Ends:||18:30 12 Oct 2016|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||Global Development Institute|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public|
The Global Development Lecture Series brings together scholars involved in cutting edge research on international development. It aims to facilitate dialogue and discussion, providing a space for leading development thinkers to share their latest research ideas.
Global Development Institute Executive Director, Professor David Hulme, will be discussing his latest book, Should Rich Nations Help the Poor.
'In the past decade, the developed world has spent almost US$2 trillion on foreign aid for poorer countries. Yet 1.2 billion still live in extreme poverty and around 2.9 billion cannot meet their basic needs.
But should rich nations continue to help the poor? In this short book, leading poverty analyst David Hulme explains why helping the world's neediest communities is both the right thing to do and the wise thing to do - if rich nations want to take care of their own citizens' future welfare.
The real question is how best to provide this help. The way forward, Hulme argues is not conventional foreign aid but trade, finance and environmental policy reform. But this must happen alongside a change in international social norms so that we all recognise the collective benefits of a poverty-free world.'
The lecture will be followed by a Q&A
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