Kemkes and Mukherjee accepted to Advanced Graduate Workshop

Robin Kemkes and Avanti Mukherjee

After a competitive application process, Robin Kemkes and Avanti Mukherjee, UMass Amherst Department of Economics PhD students, were selected to attend the Advanced Graduate Workshop on Poverty, Development and Globalization in Bangalore, India from January 7-18, 2013. Sponsored by Azim Premji University, the Institute for New Economic Thinking, and the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University, the workshop brings together students undertaking their PhD research from around the globe to discuss issues of international development and globalization from an interdisciplinary perspective. In addition to the daily student workshops, a speaker series including some of the world’s top scholars and practitioners of development will provide daily insights into some of the key challenges and opportunities in international development and globalization, from both a regional and topical perspective.

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