New York Democracy Forum Presents: Kemal Dervis
The Foreign Policy Association and the National Endowment for Democracy invite you to attend a lecture by Kemal Dervis, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, on "Development and Democratic Governance: Some Key Issues."
Administrator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Monday, May 22, 2006
McGraw Hill Auditorium
1221 Avenue of the Americas (Entrance on 49th Street – take escalators to second floor auditorium)
FPA/NED/OTR Member: Free
Guest of FPA/NED/OTR Member $15.00
Student with ID: FREE
Advanced registration is required. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Kemal Dervis is head of the United Nations Development Programme, the UN's global development network. He is also the Chair of the United Nations Development Group and was recently appointed as a member of the High Level Panel on UN System-wide Coherence in the Areas of Development, Humanitarian Assistance and the Environment.
Prior to his appointment with UNDP, Mr. Dervis was a member of the Turkish Parliament representing Istanbul from 2002 to 2005. From 2001 to 2002, he was Minister for Economic Affairs and the Treasury, responsible for Turkey's recovery programme after the devastating financial crisis that hit the country in February 2001. From 1977-2001 Mr. Dervis held various positions at the World Bank including Vice-President for the Middle East and North Africa Region and Vice-President for Poverty Reduction and Economic Management.
Mr. Dervis earned his Bachelor and Master's degrees in economics from the London School of Economics and his Ph.D. from Princeton University. He has taught at the Middle East Technical University, Bilkent and Princeton universities. He has published many articles in the fields of international trade, economic development and international affairs. His latest publication is “A Better Globalization: Legitimacy, Governance and Reform” for the Center for Global Development.