New York Democracy Forum Presents: Kemal Dervis

Event offered by:
Foreign Policy Association
National Endowment for Democracy

Event Details

Monday, May 22, 2006
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM 
McGraw Hill Auditorium
New York, NY
Event type
Lecture / Panel  

Event Transcripts and Video

Lecture by Kemal Dervis, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, on "Development and Democratic Governance: Some Key Issues."

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Event Speakers

    • Kemal Dervis - Speaker

      Kemal Dervis is head of the United Nations Development Programme, the UN's global development network. He is also the Chair of the United Nations Development Group and was recently appointed as a member of the High Level Panel on UN System-wide Coherence in the Areas of Development, Humanitarian Assistance and the Environment.


      Prior to his appointment with UNDP, Mr. Dervis was a member of the Turkish Parliament representing Istanbul from 2002 to 2005. From 2001 to 2002, he was Minister for Economic Affairs and the Treasury, responsible for Turkey's recovery programme after the devastating financial crisis that hit the country in February 2001. From 1977-2001 Mr. Dervis held various positions at the World Bank including Vice-President for the Middle East and North Africa Region and Vice-President for Poverty Reduction and Economic Management.


      Mr. Dervis earned his Bachelor and Master's degrees in economics from the London School of Economics and his Ph.D. from Princeton University. He has taught at the Middle East Technical University, Bilkent and Princeton universities. He has published many articles in the fields of international trade, economic development and international affairs. His latest publication is “A Better Globalization: Legitimacy, Governance and Reform” for the Center for Global Development.

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