HumanProgress.Org - Inauguration
What: The Inauguration of HumanProgress.org
Where-When: The Cato Institute, Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. N.W. Washington, D.C. Wednesday October 30, 2013 10:00 a.m.(EDST)
Event Overview:
Featuring:
--Robert Zoellick, Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s Belfer Center, Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and former World Bank President.
Ian Vasquez, Director, Cato Institute Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity.
--Robert Samuelson, weekly columnist for the Washington Post.
--Ronald Bailey, science correspondent for Reason magazine and Reason.com.
--Marian L. Tupy, Policy Analyst, Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity at the Cato Institute.
--Marc Garrett, CEO, Intridea, Inc.
Event Schedule:
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
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.
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
1:00 p.m. Lunch
Links:
The Inauguration of HumanProgress.org
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