Human Development Conference: Faces Behind the Figures: Visions of Prosperity, Progress, and Human Potential

Location: Hesburgh Center

This conference is an opportunity to explore interdisciplinary, sustainable approaches to improving livelihoods and advancing human dignity.

The inspiration for this year’s theme comes from Eduardo Galeano’s work, Those Little Numbers and People. In it, he observes, “In our countries, numbers live better than people. How many people prosper in times of prosperity? How many people find their lives developed by development?” With these ideas in mind, we aim to uncover the meaning of human-centric development. How do both the real, everyday experiences of people merge with statistical indicators of poverty and development to reveal something about their lives?

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Sponsored by the Ford Family Program in Human Development Studies and Solidarity