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"The Return of Religion and China’s Future"
March 21, 2018 | Register
Following a century of violent anti-religious campaigns, China is now filled with new temples, churches and mosques — as well as cults, sects and politicians trying to harness religion for their own ends. What does the return of religion mean for the future of the world’s newest superpower? Acclaimed journalist Ian Johnson will address this question in the Sixth Robert F. Ellsworth Memorial Lecture.
"First Annual Distinguished Lecture on U.S.-Mexico Relations"
March 22, 2018 | Register
Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray, who has been at the helm of Mexico’s foreign policy since January 2017, will discuss the country’s relationship with the rest of North America. He will highlight the role of diplomacy in addressing the salient issues and pressing challenges in Mexico’s relationship with the U.S. and Canada.
PDEL Innovation Workshop: "Money, Schooling and the Poor"
April 11, 2018 | Register
In this workshop, Claire Adida, Jennifer Burney and Ganz Chockalingam will present a project from Benin, West Africa, where mobile money adoption rates remain low and a large rural population faces financial marginalization. They will discuss the design and preliminary implementation of a digital school-fee payment system in Benin.
"Social Media and Impeachment of the President: Evidence from South Korea"
April 12, 2018 | Register
Yong Suk Lee of Stanford University presents a survey he conducted before and after the impeachment of Park Geun-Hye, and ultimately aims to shed some light on how social media and news disseminated through social media might affect society.