DAVID MALONE, Rector, United Nations University, Tokyo.
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Conceptions of development (and, prior to that, post-World War II reconstruction) remained fairly static for a number of decades although strategies and priorities evolved. However, the particulars of the financial and economic crisis sparked in 2008 and still unfolding call into question a number of our basic assumptions on notions of development. Because these are unsettling for many stake-holders within the “development community”, they have not perhaps been debated as much as they should be. Dr. Malone will outline some of his own perspectives on the topic and looks forward to an active exchange with others at the University of Ottawa.
Dr. David Malone is the Rector of the United Nations University (UNU) based in Tokyo, Japan. Prior to joining UNU on 1 March 2013, Dr. Malone served as President of Canada’s International Development Research Centre. He previously served as Canada’s Representative to the UN Economic and Social Council and as Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Canada to the United Nations; as Director General of the Policy, International Organizations and Global Issues Bureaus within Canada’s Foreign Affairs and International Trade; as President of the International Peace Academy (now International Peace Institute); as DFAIT Assistant Deputy Minister for Global Issues; and as Canada’s High Commissioner to India, and non-resident Ambassador to Bhutan and Nepal.
Dr. Malone has published extensively on peace and security issues. His most recent books include Nepal in Transition: From People’s war to Fragile Peace (as co-editor; 2012) and Does the Elephant Dance? Contemporary Indian Foreign Policy (2011).