IfAD Public Talk Series

Our speakers are leading national and international experts and policymakers who talk about the economic and development issues, challenges, and opportunities of our time. The talks are open to general audience, and all are encouraged to attend.

Caren Grown

Speaker: Caren Grown, The Brookings Institution
Time: Fall 2023
Location: Zoom
Registration: Click

Bio: Grown is a senior fellow in the Center for Sustainable Development at the Brookings Institution. She is an internationally recognized expert on gender issues in development. From 2014-2021, she served as global director for gender at the World Bank Group and as senior technical advisor in the Macroeconomics, Trade, and Investment Global Practice until 2022. Over the course of her career, Grown held several senior positions, including as senior gender advisor at the U.S. Agency for International Development, where she led the development of the agency’s gender equality policy; senior scholar and co-director of the Gender Equality and the Economy program at the Levy Economics Institute at Bard College; and director of the poverty reduction and economic governance team at the International Center for Research on Women. She holds doctoral and master’s degrees in economics from the New School for Social Research and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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