Tue, Feb 23, 2021

1 PM – 2 PM EST (GMT-5)

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The global pandemic has reversed decades of progress on poverty, healthcare and education and the knock-on effects are most devastating for the most vulnerable. The scale of the effects has prompted wide-ranging discussions on how to rebuild economies, education, health, and social protection systems the world over. Each crisis also provides an opportunity and the global development community is thus faced with the question: How to build back better? How to use the rupture of the pandemic to create more equitable, effective, and environmentally-sound systems and thus "recover forward"?

Dr. Jürgen Zattler, Director-General for International Development Policy; 2030 Agenda and Climate at the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, shares insight into opportunities for the World Bank and other multilateral organizations. Until 2020, Dr. Zattler represented Germany as Executive Director for the World Bank and his talk will equally shed light on the political processes at the World Bank to steer and influence the institution's consequential activities.  

The talk is moderated by Daniel Naujoks, director a.i., International Organization and UN Studies, SIPA


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Daniel Naujoks

Interim Director of IO/UNS Specialization

Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs

Daniel Naujoks is the director a.i. for the International Organization & UN Studies Specialization at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He has previously taught at The New School’s Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs and Jawaharlal Nehru University. His research focuses on global governance, the effects of migration, refugees, and citizenship on social, economic, and political development, including his book ‘Migration, Citizenship, and Development. Diasporic Membership Policies and Overseas Indians in the United States’ (2013, Oxford University Press). His recent research sheds light on the integration of migration and displacement into public policies and the links to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and interagency cooperation between UN agencies.

Dr. Naujoks regularly advises governments and international organizations - including UNDP, IOM, World Bank, ILO, UN-DESA, OECD, UN Women, UNESCWA, and UNICEF - on issues of migration, diaspora engagement, human rights, displacement, and development. He serves as chair of the International Studies Association’s Ethnicity, Nationalism, and Migration Studies section. Daniel holds a PhD in political science and political economy from the University of Münster and a law degree from Humboldt University in Berlin.

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Dr. J├╝rgen Zattler

Director-General for International development policy; 2030 Agenda; climate

German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Dr. Jürgen Zattler is a development and macroeconomist with more than 30 years of international experience. Dr. Zattler has been working in the BMZ in various positions since 1986 including Director General for Multilateral and European Policy, Head of the Division on World Bank, IMF, and debt related issues, and Deputy Head of the Division for WTO and trade policy. From 2017 to 2020, Dr. Zattler served as World Bank Group Executive Director representing Germany. His prior experience in the public and private sector includes the European Commission in Brussels, where he worked on macroeconomic issues related to developing countries and the Dresdner Bank in Berlin. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Giessen.


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