Tag: World Bank

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Rape & Remittances: Modern Day Slavery in the Philippines

This is Part 2 of 2 in a series presenting the research findings of Justin Hakuta (NJ), who won a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to the Philippines after graduating from Carnegie Mellon. At the time, Hakuta was interested in pursuing a career in human rights investigation. Root CausesTrafficking is the product of many factors including: –…

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HBS Students Get Involved in U.S. – Russia and U.S. – Ukraine Investment Symposia

U.S., Russian, and Ukrainian Governments, EBRD, IFC, World Bank, and private investors (representing over $2 Trillion in total assets) gathered for 3-day Summit on Russian and Ukrainian Investment Opportunities.The 9th Annual US-Russian Investment Symposium took place on November 1st and 2nd at the Seaport-World Trade Center. The Inaugural US-Ukrainian Investment Symposium took place on October…

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Editorial: A World Gone Mad

The HBS experience has often whimsically been referred to as “life in a bubble,” where we are protected from the outside world for two blissful years of frolic, cross-dressing and networking. An honest view, however, reveals that to be a tragic myth. Soon after we enrolled we were busy practicing the finer points of the…

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Events Around Harvard

January 14 – 4:00PMSteve Rosenthal, Political Director, AFL-CIO How can Labor Impact the Current Political Agenda?Location: HLS – Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street, 1st Floor, Thompson RoomCost: Free February 4 – 6:00PMAuthor Nikki Giovanni Will read and discuss writing in her latest of 27 books, Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea: Poems and Not Quite PoemsLocation: Harvard…

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Did We Get Hosed? The Other Side of Globalization

Two weeks ago, Lord John Browne, CEO of BP, spoke to a crowded Burden Auditorium about the virtues of BP and global corporate citizenship. In his speech, he defended globalization and multinational corporations such as his own and suggested that corporations can play a vital, if limited, role in securing social welfare around the globe….

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Asia Panelist Accuses Enron of Human Rights Abuses

The director of the Business and Human Rights Program at Human Rights Watch (HRW) accused Enron of human rights violations in his comments on a recent panel at the Asia Business Conference hosted at HBS. Arvind Ganesan detailed reports of violations dating back to 1997 that relate to the Dabhol power plant in India, owned…

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Microfinancing is Bigger Than You Think

The tables stretched the length of the Meredith Room in Spangler and at the very end sat Nancy Barry (HBS ’75), President of Women’s World Banking (WWB). The table was full and the room steadily filled until people were standing to hear about Women’s World Banking. WWB is very different from the “regular” World Bank,…

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