Graduate Program in International Affairs Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr Testifies before the United Nations

Professor Sakiko Fukuda-Parr’s research has earned her an international reputation as an expert on the impact of development in post-conflict settings. She considers such questions as: How does international development work for nations recovering from war? And do foreign aid dollars rebuild these societies, or do they further disrupt the fragile social order?

In July, Fukuda-Parr was called to lend her expertise to a joint session of the United Nations’ Economic and Social Council and Peacebuildling Commission. Fukuda-Parr testified on a panel entitled Millennium Development Goals in Countries Emerging From Conflict,, which focused on the United Nations’s Millennium Development Goals; the goals include ending poverty and hunger, universal education, and gender equality. Fukuda-Parr shared space on the panel with representatives from the World Bank, the United Nations Development Programme, and the Liberian Ministry of Planning and Economic Affairs.

Learn more about Fukuda-Parr’s appearance at the joint session.