Poverty in Fragile States: Getting Elites On Board
Mr. Seth Kaplan
Professorial Lecturer, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University
Monday 7 April, 12.00-14.00 (lunch from 12.00 to 12.30)
ECDPM office, 5 rue Archimède, 1000 Brussels
The European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) is pleased to invite you to a lunch seminar on 7 April 2014.
“What the poor lack most of all is opportunity.”
The key theme of Seth Kaplan’s new book Betrayed: Politics, Power, and Prosperity, is the simple fact that the poor lack the opportunities to put their agency, their resourcefulness and their drive to improve their life conditions to work. In the book Seth examines ways to foster the political change and economic opportunity that will produce more inclusive societies and empower the poor.
Seth draws on his experience as a businessman-cum-scholar, and his perspectives are rooted in years of working and traveling in Africa and China. Currently he is a Professorial Lecturer in the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University.
This lunch seminar will provide an opportunity to informally exchange views on the ideas put forward in the book and their implications for public policy.
rue Archimède, 5 (1st floor)
Tel. +32-(0)2-237 43 10