Come to a May 15 public lecture at the University of Liberia

I’m not sure how many of my readers are in Monrovia, but if you are, please come to what I hope will be the first of several lectures at the University of Liberia.

I will speak mainly about the evidence on whether youth poverty and unemployment contribute to crime and violence, and whether employment and cash transfer programs have the potential to reduce poverty and social instability. I will also talk about some new work on conflict prediction and early warning, and the promise of local institution building and dispute resolution for bringing stability.

Location: Kofi Annan Institute for Conflict Transformation (KAICT) at the University of Liberia main Auditorium

Title: Post-conflict peacebuilding and economic recovery: Evidence from rigorous impact evaluation

Date: 15 May, 2012

Time: 3–5pm