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Practitioner seminar series

Friday May 12, 2023, at 16:00
Room 24.133 (First floor). Mercè Rodoreda Building 24. UPF Ciutadella

Chris Humphrey (ETH Zurich)

During the course of the academic year 2022/23 IBEI hosts a series of lectures by practitioners in the field of international relations and development.

The practitioner seminar series is intended to give IBEI students and attendees an opportunity to engage with international professionals about their personal work experience, the organizations they represent, and to learn about possible career trajectories in international governmental and non-governmental organizations. Each lecture will allow ample room for questions and inputs from the audience.

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MAY 12, 2023
Chris Humphrey, Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences, ETH Zurich

Chris Humphrey is a researcher and policy consultant specializing in development finance and multilateral development banks, and in particular how development finance institutions and practices are evolving to adapt to a fast-changing geopolitical and economic context. His work is at the intersection of academic research and policy practice. Currently he is a senior scientist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology's Center for Development Cooperation (ETH NADEL) and a senior research associate at the UK's ODI think tank. At NADEL he teaches masters students and development professional training courses on development finance, impact investing and China’s evolving global role. With the support of the Rockefeller Foundation, he leads a research project on borrower-led multilateral development banks at NADEL, and is co-leading with Dr. Steven Ongena of University of Zurich Department of Banking and Finance a project on multilateral development banks and bond markets with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.