A growing body of evidence points to dramatic improvements in human well-being. These improvements are especially striking in the developing world, but unfortunately, there is often a wide gap between the reality and public perception. A realistic look at the state of humanity must, in addition to recognizing persisting problems, acknowledge positive long-term developments. How best to do that?
10:00 – 10:40 a.m. Launch of HumanProgress.org
Please join us as Marian L. Tupy and Marc Garrett introduce HumanProgress.org—a comprehensive new research tool that will allow users to:
- Explore human development indicators from a variety of sources
- Compare different indicators with one another
- Create and share graphics in a visually compelling way
- Calculate differences in human well-being between different countries over time
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10:40 – 11:30 a.m. Keynote Address
Robert Zoellick will discuss the importance of Open Data and HumanProgress.org as a research tool in economic development and human progress.
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11:30 – 11:45 a.m. Break
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Panel Discussion
What is the extent of improvements in human well-being and what challenges lie ahead? That will be the topic of conversation between two distinguished journalists, Robert Samuelson of the Washington Post and Ronald Bailey of Reason magazine.
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1:00 p.m. Lunch