Together with the World Bank’s outreach team, CIGI hosted a World Bank Graduate Seminar which drew graduate students from across Ontario to discuss the practical and theoretical challenges of international development.

The report summarizes the results of this intensive two day event which explored such topics as “what is development;" “what works, what doesn’t and why;" and “careers in international development,” and outlines the results of an interactive and challenging case study undertaken by students with leading development practitioners.

  • CIGI Senior Fellow Bessma Momani has a Ph.D. in political science with a focus on international political economy and is full professor and interim assistant vice‑president of international relations at the University of Waterloo.

  • Lisa Evans is a lecturer and masters candidate at the University of Western Ontario.

  • Nigmendra Narain is a  lecturer in the Department of Political Science at the University of Western Ontario.

  • Edgar Cudmore is a doctoral candidate at the University of Western Ontario.