September ICYMI: Annual Open House, Escaping the Poverty Trap, and Populist Plutocrats

September was a busy month here at the Hub, filled with our Annual Open House, a talk about China escaping the poverty trap, and takeaways from a conference on populist plutocrats. Read on for more in-depth takeaways from these events and more.

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Defending Democracy: Lessons from Around the World

American democratic values and norms are facing unprecedented threats. In response, Global Integrity, the Open Gov Hub and the Sunlight Foundation (with support from the Omidyar Network) are launching a new program, in collaboration with Transparency International - Defending Democracy: Lessons from Around the World.

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Recap: How China Escaped the Poverty Trap

Last Thursday September 14th, we at Global Integrity and the Open Gov Hub were pleased to host Professor Yuen Yuen Ang for an event about her groundbreaking bookHow China Escaped the Poverty Trap. This was accompanied by a rich panel discussion with commentators Edouard Al-Dahdah from the World Bank and Shanthi Kalathil from the National Endowment for Democracy.

Ang’s book has begun to make waves in our field (see book reviews from Yongmei ZhouMichael WoolcockLant Pritchett, and Duncan Green),  and we were excited to convene a discussion to help continue the conversation forward.

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Welcoming Fall with Our Annual Open House

On Thursday, September 7th we welcomed Hub members and friends back to work at the start of fall with a celebration showcasing our community, our 2nd Annual Open House. We took a look back at how far we've come as a community and the excited places we're headed together. 

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5 Insights on How China Lifted 800 Million People out of Poverty

After a bit of a summer break, things are back in full swing here at the Open Gov Hub!

We're looking forward to many things this fall, including an impressive lineup of events this season, kicking off this Thursday, September 14th with How China Escaped the Poverty Trap: Exploring the Relationship between Governance and Economic Development.

Here are 5 reasons why we are especially looking forward to this week's special book talk and panel event.

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Meet Our New Community Catalysts

As you may have heard, we are piloting our community catalyst program, a new work-trade program to help meet the needs and further activate the potential of our vibrant community, which now includes over 200 people from 40 member organizations.

After receiving applications from many qualified and passionate individuals, we have brought on four catalysts that are already having a big impact in our community.

Let me introduce them to you!

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