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October 12, 2017 Symposium
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
The Carolina Club

Setting the Research Agenda for the
Next Frontier of Impactful Work in Global Social Development

8:30 a.m. – 9:15 Welcoming Remarks

Sheryl ZimmermanDr. Sheryl Zimmerman
Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development at the UNC School of Social Work



Keynote Address

Ashu HandaDr. Ashu Handa
UNC Department of Public Policy, Chief, Social & Economic Policy Section, UNICEF Office of Research (2013-2016)



9:15 a.m. – 10:30 Panel One: Holistic Interventions Towards the Economic Security of Marginalized & Vulnerable Populations

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10:30 a.m. – 10:45 Tea Break

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Panel Two: Economic Security and Youth Development

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12:00-1:15 Lunch

1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Panel Three: Financial Inclusion and Economic Security

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2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Tea Break

2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Panel Four: Scaling Social Development Innovations for Greater Impact

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4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wrap-Up and Closing of Day

Observations of the day, the Next Frontier

Dennis HaraszkoMr. Dennis Haraszko
The MasterCard Foundation


Closing of Day

Gina ChowaDr. Gina Chowa
Director of Global Social Development Innovations