Second Annual GDI Forum:
Higher Education and International Development

April 10-11, 2008

The Second Annual Forum was held on April 10-11, 2008.
The topic was Higher Education and International Development, in the context of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

For the 2008 GDI Forum Program, please click here.
To see the 2008 GDI Forum Poster, please click here.


Keynote speakers included:
Jorge Balan (OISE/CEDES, Argentina) [Download Presentation]
Cigdem Kagiticibasi (Koc University, Turkey) [Download Presentation]
Devesh Kapur (Penn/CASI) [Download Presentation]
Adama Samassekou (Minister of Education, Mali)
I.V. SubbaRao (Govt of Andhra Pradesh, India).

In addition, there were nine panels spread over the two days:

1. Questioning Development
2. Integrating Health Training with Community Needs in Poor Countries
3. Going abroad for the MDGs: A Penn Internship Perspective
4. Globalization and Higher Education
5. Planning Models to Address Urbanization
6. Language, Empowerment and Development
7. Higher Education and Civic Engagement
8. Law and Human Rights in Developing Countries
9. Technology for Development: High Tech vs. Low Tech


To see photos of this year's Forum, please click here. Limited video footage of the Forum is also available. Please click here for a clip of keynote speaker Adama Sammasekkou's address at the Invitational Dinner on Thursday, April 10.