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17:00 - 18:30 10 December 2013

The End of Poverty? The post-2015 development agenda and global health


Kennedy Lecture Theatre | UCL Institute for Global Health (link Map)
30 Guilford Street | London | WC1N 1EH | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Professor David Hulme, Professor of Development Studies, University of Manchester, Executive Director Brooks World Poverty Institute

When the Millennium Development Goals were established following the UN Millennium summit in 2000, all UN member states committed themselves to achieving them by the year 2015. As that year approaches, the question can now be asked how far the MDGs contributed to the global eradication of poverty; and what might be done differently through the post-2015 development agenda. In particular, will the public be engaged as they were during anti-slavery and anti-apartheid movements or will the process be seen as an international compromise by global policy elites?

In this talk, Professor David Hulme asks whether post 2015 is an opportunity to promote the ‘end of poverty,’ and Global Health, as social norms i.e. the moral unacceptability of extreme poverty in an affluent world or whether mistakes of the MDG process are set to be repeated.

After the talk there will be a Q&A session followed by a drinks reception on the Kennedy Lecture Theatre balcony.


Kate Hoyland


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