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Baker Institute Student Forum -- Challenges and Conduits for Economic Development

The Baker Institute Student Forum invites you to join a panel of distinguished scholars for dinner and a  discussion about microfinance and its effects on economic development. Today, nearly 2 billion people worldwide languish in poverty. Policymakers from the developed world continue to debate how to lift these people out of utter destitution while organizations within developing nations strive to create conditions conducive to economic growth. What is the recipe for success? Which countries have successfully improved quality of life for their citizens? This event will address why certain economic and cultural conditions facilitate some countries" rise to prosperity, while other countries remain trapped in the cycle of poverty.

To RSVP, please email your name to bisf@rice.edu

Speaker Mahmoud El-Gamal

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Mon, Nov. 14, 2011
5 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) America/Chicago