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Helping Haiti Beyond the Earthquake

Haiti's horrific earthquake is a setback for the country's slowly improving development, says Edward Luck, vice president and director of studies at the International Peace Institute. While international efforts are important, especially in providing relief, over the long-term, Haiti's development must be driven by Haitians, he says.

See more in Global Governance; Poverty; Haiti

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Global Economic Trends: The Business of Aid

Speakers: R. Glenn Hubbard and Lars H. Thunell
Presider: Roger Leeds

The private sector is recognized as the engine of economic growth, and growth is recognized as a key condition for poverty alleviation. But effectively promoting private investment in the developing world has proven to be a major challenge for those in the field. R. Glenn Hubbard and Lars H. Thunell discuss the relationship between foreign aid and local business in the developing world.

See more in Poverty; Foreign Aid; Economic Development; Global

Must Read

WSJ: Global Warming and the Poor

Author: Bret Stephens

Bret Stephens of The Wall Street Journal says if global warming really is the catastrophe the alarmists claim, the least they can do for its victims is not to patronize them while impoverishing them in the bargain.

See more in Poverty; Climate Change

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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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Op-Ed

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.

See more in Poverty; Food Security; United States