Lowell Lecture

Great Decisions | The Future of Development: The United Nations and Beyond

Date & Time

Feb. 16, 2017 at 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Boston Seaport Hotel
2nd Floor, Flagship Room
One Seaport Lane Boston, MA 02210
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Denise Garcia, Associate Professor, Northeastern University David Offensend, President & CEO, EDC

Presenting Organization



Current Affairs Politics


Thomas Luly (tluly@worldboston.org, 6175428995)

Recently the U.N. and other international organizations have come under fire as the Trump Administration challenge their contributions to U.S. objectives. But for some time, development practitioners and scholars have been questioning more deeply the effectiveness and future of the UN as the globe’s primary provider of development assistance.

Last year marked the halfway point in the UN’s effort to eradicate poverty, hunger and discrimination, as well as ensure justice and dignity for all peoples. At this point, how is the globe progressing on development, and how are the UN and other organizations doing as a part of that effort?

With development expertise from both inside and beyond the UN system, Denise Garcia, Northeastern professor and expert on the UN, and David Offensend, President & CEO of EDC, will offer unique perspectives on global efforts to achieve sustainable development.