Unleashing Human Potential:
Global Citizens in Pursuit of the Common Good

February 11-12, 2011

On behalf of the Ford Program, thank you to all who attended the third annual Human Development Conference, “Unleashing Human Potential: Global Citizens in Pursuit of the Common Good”. It was a successful two-day conference, with more than 250 students and faculty in attendance from across the United States and abroad. Papers were featured from 73 students on research conducted in over 30 countries, and panels addressed topics ranging from agriculture, global health, and the environment to gender equality, human rights, and education. The weekend began with a message of hope, solidarity, and passion for research in human development during the opening remarks made by Steve Reifenberg, Executive Director of the Kellogg Institute, and ended with a keynote speech from microfinance specialist, David Roodman of the Center for Global Development.

The Ford Program would also like to thank the visiting delegation of faculty and students from Uganda Martyrs University, Ford’s key partner in on-site development work in Uganda, who attended the event and participated as panel moderators and presenters.

Please stay tuned for next year’s conference! The call for papers will go out in Fall 2011.