… and now that I have your attention! READ ON!

On behalf of the Liu Institute for Global Issues, it is my pleasure to invite you to the opening reception for Upheaval Ahead – a one-day colloquium exploring current issues in international development. The reception will take place on March 11th at 7:30pm in atrium of the CK Choi Building at the University of British Columbia. The event will feature an introduction by Stephen Owen, Vice President External and Legal Affairs of UBC, as well as a welcoming address by a representative from the World Bank. The reception will be a great way to connect with other students, faculty, and staff who are interested in development issues. Refreshments and light snacks will be served.

Upheaval Ahead is hosted by the Liu Institute and IRSA, designed to tackle some of the most pressing issues in international development. The event is designed to bring together economic experts, academics, practitioners, and members of the UBC community for discussion and investigation into endemic poverty issues as well as extractive sector policies in developing countries.

Register now for this exciting event taking place on March 12th at the Liu Centre for Global Issues. The program includes an intimate keynote with Dr. Paul Collier and engaging panelists like Eric Nonacs , Philippe Le Billon , and Stephen Nairne.

Gordon Hawkins
International Relations Students Association

See? I’m not lying: free knowledge = free money. Did I mention that the conference is free as well?

The 3-day conference program can be viewed and downloaded online. You can also register for the conference as well, all at the same place.

Happy learning!

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