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Launch of " The Great Indian Poverty Debate"

Date/Time: Tuesday, December 20, 2005, 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm  
Venue: World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (auditorium to the left of the lobby)
Presented by:Shantayanan Devarajan,Valerie J. Kozel,Angus Deaton,Martin Ravallion, Tara Vishwanath


Launch of "Poverty and the WTO - Impacts of the Doha Development Round"

Date/Time: Monday, December 12, 2005, 3:00 to 5:00 pm  
Venue: World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (auditorium to the left of the lobby)
Presented by: L. Alan Winters, Thomas Hertel, Guido Porto 
 


Launch of " Reducing Poverty, Building Peace"

Date/Time: Thursday, December 8, 2005, 12:30 noon to 2:00 pm  
Venue: World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (auditorium to the left of the lobby)
Presented by: Coralie Bryant


Launch of "Beast of No Nation"

Date/Time: Thursday, December 8, 2005, 3:00 to 5:00 pm  
Venue: World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (auditorium to the left of the lobby)
Presented by: Uzodinma Iweala


Launch of " Reaching the Poor with Health, Nutrition, and Population services"

Date/Time: Wednesday, December 7, 2005, 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm  
Venue: World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (auditorium to the left of the lobby)
Presented by: David R. Gwatkin, Adam Wagstaff, Abdo Yazbeck


Launch of "Illicit"

Date/Time: Tuesday, December 6, 2005, 3:00 to 5:00 pm  
Venue: World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (auditorium to the left of the lobby)
Presented by: Moises Naim


Panel Strategy Discussion and Launch of " Preventing HIV/AIDS in the Middle East and North Africa"

Date/Time: Thursday, December 1, 2005, 1:30 to 3:00 pm  
Venue: World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (auditorium to the left of the lobby)


Launch of " The Economics of Retailing and Distribution"

Date/Time: Thursday, December 1, 2005, 11:00 to 1:00 pm  
Venue: World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (auditorium to the left of the lobby)
Presented by: Roger Betancourt


Launch of " Water, Electricity and the Poor"

Date/Time: Tuesday November 29, 2005, 12:00 to 2:00 pm  
Venue: World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (auditorium to the left of the lobby)
  


Launch of "Growth, Poverty and Inequality In Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union"

Date/Time: Tuesday November 22, 2005, 12:00 to 2:00 pm  
Venue: World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (auditorium to the left of the lobby)


Launch of "Global Economic Prospects 2006"

Date/Time: Monday November 21, 2005, 11:30 to 1:30 pm  
Venue: World Bank H Auditorium,  Eugene Black
Presented by: Francois Bourguignon, Dilip Ratha, William Shaw, Hans Timmer


Launch of " Our Time is Now: Young People changing the World"

Date/Time: Thursday, November 17, 2005, 2:30 to 5:00 pm  
Venue: World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (auditorium to the left of the lobby)
Presented by:
 Stephen Commins, Ashok Regmi


Presentation of "The Opportunity: America's Moment to Alter History's course"

Date/Time: Monday, November 14, 2005, 2:30pm
Venue:  Preston Auditorium
Presented by: Richard Haass, Marco Vicenzino 
  


DEC Special Lecture " Climate Change and Technology"

Date/Time: Thursday, November 10, 2005, 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Venue:   World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (auditorium to the left of the lobby)
Presented by : Francois Bourguignon, Michael Grubb, Jae Edmonds


Launch of " The Undercover Economist "

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 9, 2005, 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Venue:  World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (auditorium to the left of the lobby)
Presented by : Tim Harford, Andrew Ball


Launch of " Understanding Civil War" 

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 8, 2005, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue:  World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (auditorium to the left of the lobby)
Presented by : Inger Anderson, Nicholas Sambanis, Emizet F. Kisangani, Pedro Alba, Ibrahim A. Elbadawi


Launch of " Reducing Global Poverty on a Global Scale"

Date/Time: Thursday, November 3, 2005, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue:  Preston Auditorium, (1818 H St.,)
Presented by: James Wolfensohn, Frannie Leautier, Blanca Moreno-Dodson, Alejandro Foxley
 


Launch event for " Rapid Results: How 100-Day projects Develop Capacity for Large-Scale Change"

Date/Time: Thursday,November 2, 2005, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Venue:  World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (auditorium to the left of the lobby)Presented by: Ron Ashkenas, Nadim Matta, James Adams, Frannie Leautier, Johannes F.

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Series Launch: " Public Sector Governance"

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 1, 2005, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue:  World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (auditorium to the left of the lobby)Presented by: Anwar Shah, Frannie Leautier, Vito Tanzi, Barbara Bergmann


Launch event for " Future of Developement Finance: Challenges and Strategic Choice" 

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 25, 2005, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue:  World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (auditorium to the left of the lobby)
Presented by: Francisco Sagasti 


Gender-Based Violence and Equitable Development:The Role of the International Community

Date/Time: Monday,October 24, 2005, 9:00am 
Venue:  Preston Auditorium
Presented by:  Roberto Danino, Paul Wolfowitz, Yakin Erturk, Susana Villaran


Launch of "International Migration and Developement" - Remittances and the Brain Drain

Date/Time: Monday,October 24, 2005, 11:30am – 1:30pm
Venue:  H Auditorium
Presented by: Francois Bourguignon, Alan Winters, Caglar Ozden


Launch of "Reaching the Poor with Health, Nutrition, and Population services"

Date/Time: Wednesday, October 26, 2005, 11:00pm – 1:00pm
Venue:  JB1-080
Presented by: David R.Gwatkin, Adam Wagstaff, Abdo Yazbeck


 Launch of "Financial Sector Assessment: A Handbook"

book coverDate/Time: Thursday, September 29, 2005, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue:  World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (auditorium to the left of the lobby)


 Launch of "Children and Youth: A Framework for Action"

Date/Time: Wednesday, September 28, 2005, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue:  World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (auditorium to the left of the lobby) Presented by: Viviana Mangiaterra


 Launch of "Spending Wisely: Buying Health Services for the Poor" and seminar on the "Relationship Between Information Technology and Value in Health Care"

Date/Time:  Thursday, September 15, 2005, 10:00am – 11:30am
Venue:  World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (auditorium to the left of the lobby)
Presentation by George C. Halvorson, Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.
Chaired by Jacques F. Baudouy, Director, Health, Nutrition and Population, World Bank
Panel Discussion with :
Alexander S. Preker, Lead Economist, Africa Region 2, World Bank John C. Langenbrunner, Senior Economist, Human Development Sector, World Bank Dean Jamison, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
    


Launch of "Standing Alone In Mecca:   An American Woman's Struggle for the Soul of Islam"   

  Date/Time:  Wednesday, September 14, 2005, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Venue:  World Bank, Preston Auditorium (1818, H Street)                                        Presentation by author: Asra Q. Nomani                                                                 ASRA Q. NOMANI, a journalist and author, is a former Wall Street Journal correspondent. She has also written for the Washington Post and TIME Magazine on the role of women in Islam, and covered the war in Afghanistan for Salon. Born into a conservative but modern Muslim family in India, Nomani was raised in the foothills of West Virginia. She and her son Shibli currently live in Morgantown. She is the author of TANTRIKA: Traveling the Road of Divine Love and STANDING ALONE IN MECCA: An American Woman's Struggle for the Soul of Islam.


Special Screening of "Afghanistan Unveiled" and discussion with Reza Deghati, National Geographic Photographer and Founder of AINA 

Date: Thursday, August 25 from 12:30pm to 2pm
Venue: World Bank Preston Auditorium - Main Complex Building, 1818 H St. NW

From July 2002 to August 2003, 14 young women, several still in their teens, trained as camera operators and video journalists at the AINA Afghan Media and Culture Center in Kabul. The first female journalists to be trained in Afghanistan for more than a decade and the first ever to be trained in digital media, most of the trainees had never traveled outside Kabul and had not been able to study or pursue careers while the Taliban controlled their country. The film, AFGHANISTAN UNVEILED, contrasts the harsh lives of rural Afghan women with those of the film’s young camerawomen, who are experiencing newfound freedom and opportunity while attempting to use their work to change the condition of women in their country.

Traveling to rural regions of Afghanistan, the filmmakers obtain unprecedented access to their countrywomen. Journeying to Bamiyan, the mountainous region where the Taliban destroyed the enormous ancient statues of the Buddha, they captured heartbreaking footage of women and children who have been reduced to burrowing in caves, left to fend for themselves as the rest of the country rebuilds. The filmmakers travel to Herat, a city known for its rich heritage but also for its lack of freedom for women. In Jalalabad, the young women are anxious to interview some of the nomadic Kuchi women, who roam the country and find shelter in destroyed villages. But tribal elders forbid them to film women's faces.

Despite the suffering they encounter, the filmmakers also manage to find moving examples of hope for Afghanistan's future and emerge from the experience committed to revealing not only these stories to the world, but also the personal stories of the women behind the cameras: women who were not allowed to appear in public, let alone travel, during the Taliban era. A poetic journey of self-discovery, AFGHANISTAN UNVEILED is a profound reminder of independent media's power to bear witness.

Find out more about Aïna: http://www.ainaworld.org/

Find out more about the training program behind the film: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/afghanistanunveiled/training.html

Meet some of the filmmakers: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/afghanistanunveiled/bios.html

Follow the women's filmmaking Journey: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/afghanistanunveiled/journey.html


Photo Exhibition and Discussion FOR PEACE IN SUDAN:
Malakal: Selection of photos from southern Sudan
This selection of color photographs were taken in Malakal, a city in the southern region of Sudan.  The photos aim to capture the positive essence of a region torn by decades of war and  to portray a sense of hope in a fragile peace environment.

Photography by Issraa El-Kogali

Meet the Photographer at the InfoShop on Wednesday, August 10 from 12pm to 2pm
Exhibition from August 8 through 11, 2005 - 9am to 5pm
World Bank InfoShop - J Building, 701 18th St. NW (corner of 18th St. NW and Pennsylvania Ave.)
All photos are on sale - for more information please visit the InfoShop


Special Screening Of 'A WORLD BETWEEN' and a Conversation with the Director Nezam Manouchehri

Date/Time:  Thursday, August 4, 2005, 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Venue:      World Bank Main Complex (MC) Preston Auditorium


Special Screening Of "Afghanistan, The Lost Truth"
directed by Yassamin Maleknasr

Date/Time:  Thursday, July 21, 2005, 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Venue:  H Auditorium/Eugene Black Auditorium - 600 19th St NW, entrance on G St between 19th and 20th St.


Inauguration of Assistive Technologies for Access to Information for Disabled People

Date/Time:  Thursday, July 14, 2005, 3:30 – 5:00pm
Venue: World Bank InfoShop, corner of 18th St NW and Pennsylvania Ave NW


Launch of "Ending Global Poverty"
Speakers: Stephen C. Smith, Luca Barbone, Ann Florini
Publisher:  Palgrave Macmillan

Date/Time:  Thursday, July 14, 2005, 3:00 – 5:00pm
Venue: World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (Auditorium to the left of the lobby)


Launch of "Street Addressing and Management of Cities"

Date/Time:  Wednesday, July 6, 2005, 12:30 – 2:30pm
Venue: World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (Auditorium to the left of the lobby)


Launch of "African Development Indicators 2005"

Date/Time:  Wednesday, June 29, 2005, 12:00 – 2:00pm
Venue: World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (Auditorium to the left of the lobby)


Latin American Development Forum Series Launch

Date/Time:  Wednesday, June 22, 2005, 12:30 – 2:00pm
Venue: World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (Auditorium to the left of the lobby)


Launch of "The Market for Aid" by Michael Klein, Timothy Harford

Date/Time:  Thursday, June 16, 2005, 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Venue:  IFC Auditorium - 2121 Pennsylvania Avenue, entrance on K Street


Launch of "After Terror" by Akbar Ahmed

Date/Time:  Tuesday, May 31, 2005, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Venue: World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (Auditorium to the left of the lobby)


Seminar "The European Challenge Switching From the French Franc to the Euro" by Dov Zerah, Head of French Mint

Date/Time:  Tuesday, May 17, 2005, 12:00 – 2:00pm
Venue: World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (Auditorium to the left of the lobby)


Launch of "Access fo Financial Services in Brazil" by Anjali Kumar

Date/Time:  Wednesday, May 18, 2005, 12:00 – 2:00pm
Venue: World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (Auditorium to the left of the lobby)


Seminar with Dele Olojede on"Rwanda 10 Years Later

Date/Time:  Tuesday, May 24, 2005, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Venue: World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (Auditorium to the left of the lobby)


Launch of "Labor Markets and Social Policy in Central and Eastern Europe: The Accession and Beyond" by Nicholas Barr, Michal Rutkowski

Date/Time:  Thursday, May 26, 2005, 12:00 – 2:00pm
Venue: World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (Auditorium to the left of the lobby)


Launch of "Involuntary Resettlement Handbook" by Maninder Gill

Date/Time:  Tuesday, May 3, 2005, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Venue: World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (Auditorium to the left of the lobby)


Seminar on Economic Growth in the 1990's featuring 3 books: "Economic Growth in the 1990's", "Development Challenges in the 1990's", and "At the Frontlines of Development" by Tim Beasley, Alejandro Foxley, Dani Rodrik, John Williamson, Gobind Nankani, Danny Leipziger

Date/Time:  Monday, April 18, 2005, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Venue: World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (Auditorium to the left of the lobby)


Launch of "Measuring Empowerment"

Date/Time:  Wednesday, April 20, 2005, 1:15pm – 3:15pm
Venue: World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (Auditorium to the left of the lobby)


Lecture Series "Influences of Traditional Arab Design on Contemporary Western Designers " Lecture # 8 "European Costume and the Islamic Orient" by Walter Denny

Date/Time:  Thursday, April 21, 2005, 6:00 pm – 8:00pm
Venue: World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (Auditorium to the left of the lobby)


Launch of "The World is Flat" by Thomas Friedman

Date/Time:  Tuesday, April 26, 2005, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Venue: World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (Auditorium to the left of the lobby)


Book signing event for "Growth and Empowerment" by Nicholas Stern, Jean-Jacques Dethier, Halsey Rogers

Date/Time:  Wednesday, April 27, 2005, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Venue:  World Bank InfoShop


Lecture Series "Influences of Traditional Arab Design on Contemporary Western Designers" Lecture # 9 "The Islamic Interiors: From Thomas Hope to Doris Duke " by Christopher Noey

Date/Time:  Thursday, April 28, 2005, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Venue: World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (Auditorium to the left of the lobby)


Launch of "Natural Disaster Hotspots: A Global Risk Analysis " by Arthus Lerner-Lam, Kathy Sierra, Maryvonne Plessis-Fraissard, Maxx Dilley, Margaret Arnold

Date/Time:  Wednesday, April 13, 2005, 12:00 – 2:00pm
Venue: World Bank Main Complex (MC) Preston Auditorium


Launch of "A Chance for the World Bank" by Joseph Ritzen  

Date/Time:  Wednesday, April 6, 2005, 4:00 pm – 6:00pm
Venue:  World Bank Main Complex (MC) Preston Auditorium


Conversation with Queen Noor of Jordan

Date/Time:  Monday, April 4, 2005, 6:00 pm – 8:00pm
Venue: World Bank Main Complex (MC) Preston Auditorium


Lecture Series "Influences of Traditional Arab Design on Contemporary Western Designers " Lecture # 8 "Scheherazade's American Dreams: Search for Arab Influence in Architecture of America" by Gulzar Haidar

Date/Time:  Thursday, March 31, 2005, 6:00 pm – 8:00pm
Venue: World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (Auditorium to the left of the lobby)


Launch of "End of Poverty: Economic Possibilities for Our Times" by Jeffrey Sachs

Date/Time:  Tuesday, March 22, 2005, 10:00 am – 11:30pm
Venue:  Eugene Black Auditorium (H building), 600 G Street, NW


Launch of "Health Financing for Poor People"

Date/Time:  Monday, March 21, 2005, 12:00 pm – 2:00pm
Venue: World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (Auditorium to the left of the lobby)


Lecture Series "Influences of Traditional Arab Design on Contemporary Western Designers" Lecture # 7 "Fabulous and Familiar Fabrics as Artifacts of Exchange" by Susan Douglass

Date/Time:  Thursday, March 17, 2005, 6:00 pm – 8:00pm
Venue: World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (Auditorium to the left of the lobby)


Launch of "Joy at Work" by Dennis Bakke    

Date/Time:  Friday, March 11, 2005, 3:00 pm – 5:00pm
Venue: World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (Auditorium to the left of the lobby)


Launch of "Aid Effectiveness In Africa" by Phillys R. Pomerantz

Date/Time:  Wednesday, February 9, 2005, 12:00 pm – 2:00pm
Venue: World Bank InfoShop - J building, (701 18th St.,)


EXTOP Toast to the Authors - limited invitation event 

Date/Time:  Wednesday, February 1, 2005, 4:00 pm – 6:00pm
Venue:  World Bank InfoShop - J building, (701 18th St.,)


Lecture Series "Influences of Traditional Arab Design on Contemporary Western Designers" Lecture # 5 "Garden of Riches": Islamic Art, Ornament, and Medieval Europe by Cynthia Robinson

Date/Time:  Thursday, January 27, 2005, 6:00 pm – 8:00pm
Venue: World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (Auditorium to the left of the lobby)


Launch of "Balancing Change and Tradition in Global Education Reform"   

Date/Time:  Wednesday, January 26, 2005, 3:00 pm –5:00pm
Venue: World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (Auditorium to the left of the lobby)


Launch of "Addressing the Challenges of Globalization : An Independent Evaluation of the World Bank's Approach to Global Programs"

Date/Time:  Monday, January 24, 2005, 4:00 pm –6:00pm
Venue: World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (Auditorium to the left of the lobby)


Lecture Series "Power of Productivity" by William Lewis

Date/Time:  Wednesday, January 19, 2005, 12:00 pm –2:00pm
Venue: World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (Auditorium to the left of the lobby)


Lecture Series "African Leaders Reach Out to Africans in the Diaspora" by Sharon T. Freeman

Date/Time:  Thursday, January 13, 2005, 12:00 pm –2:00pm
Venue: World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (Auditorium to the left of the lobby)


Lecture Series "Aid Effectiveness In Africa" by Phillys R. Pomerantz

Date/Time:  Wednesday, January 12, 2005, 12:00 pm –2:00pm
Venue: World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (Auditorium to the left of the lobby)


Launch of "Poor People's Knowledge: Promoting Intellectual Property in Developing Countries" and "Intellectual Property and Development : Lessons from Recent Research"

Date/Time:  Thursday, January 6, 2005, 12:00 pm – 2:00pm
Venue: World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (Auditorium to the left of the lobby)


Lecture Series "Influences of Traditional Arab Design on Contemporary Western Designers" Lecture # 3 "Garden of Riches": Islamic Art, Ornament, and Medieval Europe by Cynthia Robinson

Date/Time:  Thursday, January 6, 2005, 6:00 pm – 8:00pm
Venue: World Bank J building, (701 18th St.,) Room J1-050 (Auditorium to the left of the lobby)


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