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.
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.
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 book, How 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 Zhou, Michael Woolcock, Lant Pritchett, and Duncan Green), and we were excited to convene a discussion to help continue the conversation forward.
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.
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.