THURSDAY, 3/12

4:30-4:45 p.m.

Opening Remarks

Tamar MayerDirector, Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs, Middlebury College

4:45-5:45 p.m.

Session 1: Is It All about Posturing?

Student Chair: Frank Wyer ’15

Michael Woolcock, World Bank and Harvard University

Now For the Hard Part: From the MDGs to building capability for implementation

6:00-6:30 p.m.

Dinner in the Robert A. Jones ’59 House Conference Room

6:30-8:30 p.m.

Session 2: Risky Environments: Threats and Challenges

Moderator: Heidi Grasswick, Philosophy
Student Chair: Stephanie Ovitt ’15.5

Charalampos Konstantinidis, Department of Economics, University of Massachusetts Boston
(with Mwangi wa Githinji and Andrew Barenberg)

Small Farms and Achieving the Millennium Development Goals for Poverty and Hunger Reduction in Kenya

Sridhar Vedachalam, New York State Water Resources Institute, Cornell University

Can Definitions Doom Statistics?  Experiences from the water and sanitation target

Pablo Bose, Department of Geography, University of Vermont

Bangladesh, Climate Change, and the MDG

FRIDAY, 3/13

12:30-2:00 p.m.

Session 3: Narrow Visions and Global Health 

Moderator: Pam Berenbaum, Global Health Programs
Student Chair: Catherine Stanton ’15.5

Paula Davis-Olwell, Independent Researcher

Women and Children First?  How missing the target (MDG 4-5) may lead to improvements in maternal and child health in sub-Saharan Africa

Jeremy Shiffman, Professor, Department of Public Administration and Policy, School of Public Affairs, American University

Agenda-setting in Global Health: Beyond 2015

2:30-4:30 p.m.

Session 4: Engendering Education for All?

Moderator: Claudia Cooper, Education Studies
Student Chair: Annika Holmlund ’15

Shenila Khoja-Moolji, Teachers College, Columbia University

Converging on the Girl:  An investigation into the social production of girls’ education as a hegemonic ideology

Leena Her, Inclusive Education Department, Kennesaw State University

Reframing Deficit Narratives of Gender Disparities in Education in Lao PDR

Eric Wilson Fofack, Middlebury-C.V. Starr School in Cameroon, Yaoundé

Education for All in 2015:  In between progress, obstacles, and hope in central Africa 

Maureen Porter, Social and Comparative Analysis of Education, University of Pittsburgh

Progress or Posturing?  Examining the discourse and praxis of the MDGs

5:00-6:00 p.m.

Session 5: Engendering Equality and Exclusion

Moderator: Merrill S. A. Baker-MedardEnvironmental Studies
Student Chair: Firas Nasr ’15

Kara Ellerby, Department of Political Science and International Relations, and Department of Women and Gender Studies, University of Delaware

MDG 3 Gender Equality: The limits of adding women

Maysoon Wael Yousef Alatoom, Center for Women’s Studies, University of Jordan

A Paradox in the Making: Women’s education and labor market participation in Jordan

SATURDAY, 3/14

9:30-11:15 a.m.

Session 6: Private Actors and Public Goods

Moderator: Adam Dean, Political Science
Student Chair: Bree Baccaglini ’15

Fernando Ferrari Filho, Department of Economics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, and Researcher, National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 

Brazil Changes the Tune:  Social policies and the new developmentalism

Nitish Monebhurrun, University Center of Brasília, Brazil

From the MDGs to SDGs:  Paving the way towards a new procrastination.  A lawyer’s perspective

Yoonbin Ha, School of International Service, American University
(with Daniel Esser)

Strengthening Accountabilities in the Sustainable Development Goals:  Shifting the focus to donors

Charlie MacCormack, Executive in Residence, Middlebury College
(with Sarah Stroup)

Who Participates? The evolution of a “global partnership for development”

11:15 a.m.

Roundtable Summary

Sarah Stroup, Department of Political Science, Middlebury College
Student Chair: Irene Estefania González 15

12:30 p.m.

Lunch in the Robert A. Jones ‘59 House Conference Room

Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs
Robert A. Jones 59 House
148 Hillcrest Road
Middlebury, VT 05753

rcga@middlebury.edu