Challenges in Development Conference

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This conference features three sessions focused on specific development issues.

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Friday, April 26, 2019
President's Suite C, Bill Moore Student Success Center

All events are free and open to the public. Registration at:

Session I: Immigration, Diversity, and Inequality in the United States
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Chair: Allen Hyde, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Georgia Institute of Technology
Welcome: Eric Schatzberg, Chair of the School of History and Sociology, Georgia Institute of Technology
Presenters: Daniel Lanford, Georgia State University; Juan Carlos Rodríguez, Georgia Institute of Technology; Paul McDaniel, Kennesaw State University; Juan Terrazas, Pathway Project

Session II: Comparative Development and the Role of the State
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Chair: Olga Shemyakina, Associate Professor of Economics, Georgia Institute of Technology
Welcome: Joe Bankoff, Chair of the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology
Presenters: Anjali Bohlken, Georgia Institute of Technology; Charles Hankla, Georgia State University; Natalia Bueno, Emory University; Ruth Uwaifo-Oyelere, Agnes Scott College; Alberto Fuentes, Georgia Institute of Technology

LUNCH: 12.30 to 1.30 p.m.

Session III: SEEDS: South East Exchange of Development Studies
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Chair: Shatakshee Dhongde, Associate Professor of Economics, Georgia Institute of Technology
Welcome: Laura Taylor, Chair of the School of Economics, Georgia Institute of Technology
Presenters: Peter Brummund, University of Alabama; Alejandro Del Valle, Georgia State University; Mateusz Filipski, University of Georgia; Xuepeng Liu, Kennesaw State University; Nicholas Magnan, University of Georgia; Paloma Moyano, Emory University; Stephen O'Connell, Emory University; Abhra Roy, Kennesaw State University; Angelino Viceisza, Spelman College; Laura Zimmermann, University of Georgia

The conference is organized by the Development Studies Program, an interdisciplinary research group that brings together faculty who conduct research in the broad area of development ( Funding for the conference is provided by the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

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