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Development and Religious Actors: The State of Play

Story imageLecture by Katherine Marshall, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, Georgetown University

Location: Robertson Hall, Bowl 016

Date/Time: 10/26/09 at 4:30 pm - 10/26/09 at 6:00 pm

Katherine Marshall is a Senior Fellow at the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, where she leads the Center's Program on Religion and Global Development. After a long career in the development field, including several leadership positions at the World Bank, Marshall moved to Georgetown in 2006, where she also serves as a Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Government. She helped to create and now serves as the Executive Director of the World Faiths Development Dialogue.

Marshall has close to four decades of experience on a wide range of development issues in Africa, Latin America, East Asia, and the Middle East, with a focus on issues facing the world's poorest countries. She led the World Bank's faith and ethics work between 2000-06. Marshall graduated from Wellesley College and has an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. She is the author of several books about religion and development, including (co-authored with Marisa Van Saanen) Development and Faith: Where Mind, Heart and Soul work Together (World Bank, 2007) and (with Lucy Keough) Mind, Heart and Soul in the Fight against Poverty (World Bank, 2004). She also has written extensively on international development, with her most recent book The World Bank: from Reconstruction to Development to Equity (Routledge, 2008). She writes a blog, "Faith in Action," for the Newsweek/Washington Post website On Faith.

This is the first lecture in this year's Crossroads of Religion and Politics lecture series, sponsored by CSR and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Category: Public Lectures

Department: Crossroads of Religion and Politics Lecture Series