Combating Global Poverty

Speakers: Ben Affleck, Madeleine K. Albright, Nancy Birdsall, John J. Danilovich, Thomas A. Daschle, Hernando de Soto, Donald M. Payne, Timothy E. Wirth, James D. Wolfensohn, and Obiageli Ezekwesili
Presider: Gayle Smith

Experts discuss the challenges global poverty presents and recommend approaches that can help to overcome poverty, inequality, and the concomitant barriers to opportunity for the world's poor at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver, cosponsored with the National Democratic Institute, the University of Denver's Josef Korbel School of International Studies, and the City and County of Denver's 2008 Rocky Mountain Roundtable.

This roundtable was underwritten, in part, by Chevron Corporation and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.


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A Week of Hunger

Author: Michael J. Gerson
Washington Post

Michael Gerson argues that despite rising food prices, the U.S. government has the ability to practically end hunger within its borders. And while there may be many explanations for why it has not already done so—there are no excuses.

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The GOP's Pocketbook Issue

Author: Michael J. Gerson
Washington Post

In this op-ed article, Gerson says that Republicans need to show the same capacity to speak to the largest economic challenge of our moment -- the recovery of economic mobility.

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Kassalow: Eyeglasses for the Developing World

Jordan Kassalow, former CFR fellow for global health policy, says the problem of untreated impaired vision in the developing world is “huge,” and if this simple probem cannot be addressed, it does not bode well for more complex health issues such as HIV/AIDS.

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