SPPIA Roundtable series with Inge Kaul

Open to the Public
Nador u. 9, Monument Building
Gellner room
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 10:30am
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Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

SPPIA Roundtable series with Inge Kaul (former head of the Office of Development Studies and the Human Development Report Office at UNDP, now adjunct professor at the Hertie School of Governance) on "Reflections on the Science and Art of Policy Entrepreneurship: The Cases of Human Development and Global Public Goods"

In her talk, Inge Kaul will discuss what it takes for a policy innovator to successfully root news concepts in both academia and political organizations such as the UN and national governments. In doing so, Inge Kaul draws on her extensive experience as a policy innovator bridging research and practice, most prominently so with the examples of human development and global public goods.


This is the third event in a series preparing the ground for a conference on the role of public policy schools in the 21st century, to take place in April 2012.


Inge Kaul is adjunct professor at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany and advisor to various governmental, multilateral and non-profit organizations on policy options to meet global challenges, including new and innovative ways of international-cooperation finance and global-issue diplomacy. She was the first director of UNDP’s Human Development Report Office, a position, which she held from 1989 to 1994, and director of UNDP’s Office of Development Studies from 1995 to 2005. Inge Kaul is the author of numerous publications on international public economics and finance and the lead editor of Providing Global Public Goods; Managing Globalization (Oxford University Press, New York, 2003) and The New Public Finance; Responding to Global Challenges (Oxford University Press, New York, 2006).

Her current research focuses on: the changing role of the state; links between regionalization and globalization; the future(s) of multilateralism, with special reference to the role of the G-20; and the provision of contested global public goods.