Public Lecture - Does Foreign Assistance Matter

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Public Lecture - Does Foreign Assistance Matter

  1. 1. American Center presents a public lecture: Does Foreign Assistance Matter? A critical look at the economic benefits of foreign assistance and its success in building and sustaining economic development. Speaker: Professor Arnold Harberger Chief Economic Advisor to USAID and Professor of Economics at the University of California, Los Angeles Professor Harberger is a leading international expert on economic development and consults widely with international organizations and with developing countries in Asia, Central America, Latin America and the Middle East. He has served as a consultant to sixteen foreign governments, nine U.S. government agencies (including USAID), and eight international agencies and foundations (including the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the Asian Development Bank). Numbered among his students at the University of Chicago and the University of California Los Angeles are more than a dozen central bank presidents and two dozen foreign government ministers. When : September 16, 2009, 5:30 p.m. Venue : American Center Auditorium Audience : Economists; government officials (Central Bank, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Foreign Affairs); university academics / students of economics; media; interested public. Contact for reservations due to limited seating: Sharmini: American Center Mobile: 077 2992143 Tel: 2498180 #44 Galle Road, Colombo 3 e-mail: sinniahsd@state.gov

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