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Development Reconsidered Speaker Series

Development Reconsidered - April 12 & 13, 2010

Dr. Carol Lancaster, Interim Dean of the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, will speak at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, April 12, in Cowles Auditorium at the Humphrey Center.

Dr. Lancaster will also lead a discussion on Tuesday, April 13th, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in 325 Education Sciences Building (East Bank).

Carol Lancaster is a professor of politics in the School of Foreign Service with a joint appointment in the Department of Government. She has published numerous books and articles on the politics of foreign aid, the politics of development and development in Africa. Her newest book, George Bush's Foreign Aid: Transformation or Chaos? was published by the Center for Global Development, Washington, DC in 2008. She has been a Carnegie Fellow and a recipient of a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. She has also been a Congressional Fellow, a Fulbright Fellow and a visiting fellow at the Institute for International Economics, the Overseas Development Council and (currently) the Center for Global Development. Dr. Lancaster had an extensive career in government. She was the Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development from 1993 to 1996. She worked at the U.S. State Department as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs from 1980-81 and for the Policy Planning Staff from 1977-80.

This is part of the "Development Reconsidered" Speaker Series, a part of the Interdisciplinary Perspectives on International Development (IPID) project. Students from the Humphrey Institute; Department of Organizational leadership, Policy, and Development; and the College of Continuing Education launched the IPID project in the spring of 2009. For more information, please e-mail

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