at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale

Global Justice Program

The Structural Roots of Global Poverty: Theory Meets Practice.

The Yale MacMillan Center’s Global Justice Program and Global Financial Integrity proudly present "The Structural Roots of Global Poverty: Theory Meets Practice." This three-day conference, held at Yale University on February 14th, 15th, and 16th, will bring together academic, advocacy, and policy communities to address the structural roots of global poverty relating to illicit financial flows and tax policy, the post-2015 development agenda, climate change, and global health.

The conference will commence on the morning of Thursday, February 14th with a day-long exploration of the relationship between tax policy, illicit financial flows, and global poverty. Friday, February 15th will feature discussion of priorities for development after 2015, when the Millennium Development Goals expire. Speakers will be encouraged to focus on the themes of governance and global institutional reform, inclusive participatory consultation, and merging the environmental sustainability and poverty alleviation agendas. Saturday, February 16th will be broken into two sessions, one focusing on climate change and global poverty, and the other on international cooperation for innovation in global health. The conference will conclude Saturday evening.

You can download a draft conference agenda here.

Registration is free but necessary, as spaces are limited. Please email if you are interested in attending. You will not have secured a place in the conference until you have received confirmation from a conference organizer. Spaces are available on a first come, first served basis.

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This event is made possible through the generous support of the Edward J. and Dorothy Clarke Kempf Memorial Fund, the Comparative Research Program on Poverty, Global Financial Integrity, and Academics Stand Against Poverty.