Published on 9/26/2016

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 In her talk, Dr. Okonjo-Iweala will discuss the broader benefits of addressing fragility and investing in health, as well as the potential economic costs of failing to do so.​​



   

 

  
You are cordially invited to the first public event of the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies: 


"Saving Lives, Saving Economies: in Conversation with Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala"

With

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Chair of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance

 

Moderated by

Sultan Barakat

Director of Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies 

Monday, October 3

15:00-16:30

Main Auditorium

Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (map)

The discussion will include a "Question and Answer" session, followed by a reception.

Please join the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies (CHS) at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies on October 3 as Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Chair of Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance Board, shares her extensive experience on how global health and equity is becoming a necessity for global health security and economic stability. In her talk, Dr. Okonjo-Iweala will discuss the broader benefits of addressing fragility and investing in health, as well as the potential economic costs of failing to do so.

Dr. Okonjo-Iweala draws on a highly distinguished career as Nigeria's first woman Finance Minister, first woman Foreign Minister, and Managing Director of the World Bank. She is also Senior Adviser at Lazard, Chair of the African Risk Capacity - Africa's innovative weather-based insurance company - and serves on host of for-profit and non-profit boards and organizations.

Dr. Okonjo-Iweala is the author of several books including Reforming the Unreformable: Lessons from Nigeria, published by MIT Press. She holds an A.B. magna cum laude in Economics from Harvard University, and a PhD in Regional Economics and Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

The talk will be followed by a Q&A moderated by Dr. Sultan Barakat, Director of CHS, as well as a reception.