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Marshall M.P.A. '69 to address "Development and Religious Actors," Oct. 26

Oct 26, 2009 (All day)
Audience: 
Open to the Public

Katherine Marshall M.P.A. '69, a senior fellow at Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs and a senior advisor for the World Bank, will present "Development and Religious Actors: The State of Play" at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, October 26, in Bowl 016, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.

Marshall’s work has focused on international development in some of the world’s poorest countries. From 1971 to 2006 she worked at the World Bank and was involved a wide range of leadership assignments, many of which focused on Africa. From 2000 to 2006 her mandate covered ethics, values, and faith in development work, as counselor to the World Bank’s President. She served earlier as Country Director in the World Bank’s Africa region, first for the Sahel region, then southern Africa. She led the Bank's work on social policy and governance during the East Asia crisis years. Marshall also worked extensively in Eastern Africa and Latin America. As a long time manager she was involved in many task forces that addressed leadership issues, conflict resolution, the role of women, and issues for values and ethics.

Marshall serves on the Boards of several NGOs and on advisory groups. She is a core group member of the Council of 100, an initiative of the World Economic Forum to advance understanding between the Islamic World and the West. She serves on the board of IDEA (International Development Ethics Association) and is a former Trustee of Princeton University. She has been closely engaged in the creation and development of the World Faiths Development Dialogue (WFDD) and is its Executive Director.

This event is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Center for the Study of Religion. It is part of the series “Crossroads of Religion and Politics” and is free and open to the public.

10.26.2009
Katherine Marshall, a senior fellow at Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs and a senior advisor for the World Bank