What a Week!

We hope everyone enjoyed all of the great events around town this week in DC and at GWU. Did you attend the World Bank event with President Jim Yong Kim’s speech about ending poverty by 2030? (If not, the speech is online, here.) What about the Society for International Development’s Career Fair? George Washington and the Elliott School work hard to bring these events to DC, and our school. We love to see OID faces in the audience!

GWU students attend WB and SID events

GWU students attend WB and SID events

As midterms rapidly approach it can be tempting to move into Gelman, but don’t forget to take a break and attend some of the great events in and around DC. Please support your fellow grad students and consider attending these upcoming events:

Youth Dialogue: Innovation in Job Creation
from and for the Youth

October 9, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

George Washington University, Lisner Auditorium

The Youth Dialogue, which has been organized as part of the Annual Meetings for the past 2 years, will provide a platform for youth to share their views on the persistent high unemployment, especially among the Youth. With traditional channels of job creation not working fast enough to deal with joblessness, innovation in self employment and private enterprise may be key.

Twitter: #YouthDialog, and watch onlinehere: http://www.imf.org/external/AM/2013/seminars/youth/index.htm (Allison DeMaio will be a featured panelist for this prestigious event.)

International Day of the Girl Summit

October 11, 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (For a full schedule please click here)

American University

http://dayofthegirldc.wordpress.com/ (Rachel Clement, OID Social Media Chair, will be a featured panelist at this event.)

And please, please, please submit any events (particularly if you are on a panel or find it relevant to your own work and studies) to oid@gwu.edu so we can add it to the calendar of events.