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Student Led Conference: Making Markets Work for the Poor

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Interested in seeing how Maxwell Students are learning about international development and Transnational NGOs outside of the classroom? Check out the inaugural conference Making Markets Work for the Poor coordinated by the Maxwell School and the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA)

What’s it about? Making Markets Work for the Poor will examine how open access and free trade affect those in traditional market sectors through the lenses of labor, finance, agriculture, and international development. The conference will be organized in a panel format, featuring discussions on micro finance, environmental policy, women in the workforce, foreign direct investment and foreign aid, financial services for the poor, agricultural policies and food security, unions and workers’ rights, and stabilizing and growing informal economies. 




When? Friday April 5: wine and cheese reception and Saturday April 6: all day conference event.


Where? Cornell University (Ithaca, NY)


Cost? FREE!


How to Register: Register by clicking the RSVP button on the conference website: 

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