The Disciplines Series: The Idea of Development

Understanding the Evolution of Development Thinking: From Growth to Human Development

Tuesday, March 5, 2013  6:15pm The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room


Free and open to the public

First come, first seated

Photo ID required for entry


Committee on Global Thought

This talk will consider both the evolution of development thinking and its underlying rationale, exploring how changes in development ‘facts,’ in thinking and policy, are related.  It will focus particularly on the analysis of ‘human-oriented’ approaches– including Redistribution with Growth, Basic Needs, Capabilities, Human Development, and the MDGs – exploring their similarities and differences, and discussing how far they have changed policy and practice.

This event is made possible through the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


  • Featured Speaker

    Frances Stewart

    Professor Emeritus in Development Economics

    Somerville College, University of Oxford

  • Commentator

    Katharina Pistor

    Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law

    Columbia Law School


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