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Global Issues Seminar Series

logoThe World Bank offers the Global Issues Seminar Series (GISS) to promote better understanding of global issues and to generate debate among senior undergraduate and graduate students of social sciences, international development, public policy and business.The Series is directed by Maya Brahmam and coordinated by Melissa Nitsch.



Global Issues Seminar Series will not be continued this year. There is a possibility that, at some point, this program may be handled by another group or be revived in another form.


We very much appreciate your interest in this program. Thank you for participating.


Global Issues Seminar Series Team

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Fall 2007 Global Issues Seminar Series
September 12 - November 14, 2007 - View Schedule

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This fall, students will be connecting by videoconference from universities in Europe, South America, the Middle East and Africa. Students from universities located in the Washington, DC area might participate in the live sessions by coming to the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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Global issues book

Global Issues for Global Citizens: An Introduction to Key Development Challenges.  This is book is an integral part of the seminar series. The World Bank offers up to 75% discount to customers in emerging economies.For  more information on the book and how to order...

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