Helen Clark's Lectures at University of Cambridge

Apr 18, 2012

"It is extremely important that economic, social and environmental pillars of sustainable development are addressed" - Helen Clark during her lecture on the upcoming Rio Conference at University of Cambridge. Photo: CRASSH/Glenn Jobson

Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme and Chair of the United Nations Development Group) gave a series of public lectures and a concluding symposium on 'Development in the 21st Century' as Humanitas Visiting Professor in Statecraft and Diplomacy 16-17 April 2012 at the University of Cambridges' Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities. The focus of the discussions was the upcoming Rio+20 UN Conference on Sustainable Development as well as how to build resilience in developing countries.

As part of the global campaign The Future We Want, the global public could participate in these lectures by watching the live streaming and asking questions as well as posting comments on social networks around sustainable development.

Monday, 16 Apr 2012: Putting resilience at the heart of the development agenda,  Helen Clark

Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012: Humanitas Inaugural Visiting Professor in Statecraft and Diplomacy 2012: concluding symposium

Recording of the symposium Part I | Part II


  • Helen Clark
  • David Camroux (CERI-Sciences Po-CNRS): the China challenge for Southeast Asia
  • Mark Lowcock (Permanent Secretary at the Department for International Development, London)
  • John Swenson-Wright (Cambridge, Modern Japanese Politics and International Relations): development from a Japanese or Korean perspective
  • Robert Wade (LSE): China-centric globalization

Tuesday, 17 Apr 2012: The Road to Rio: Recommitting to sustainable development

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