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Mapping Global Inequalities (MGI) Conference: Papers and Presentations

The Mapping Global Inequalities: Beyond Income Inequality conference held this last December on the UC Santa Cruz campus provided a new forum for a wide range of academics, policy experts and professionals to further the debate over global inequality . Attendees and speakers came from all over the world and from a wide range of fields (including development economics, public health, geography, development studies and gender studies) and engaged in a fruitful discussion regarding the multi dimensional nature of global inequality. Conference attendees were treated to a series of excellent keynote speakers from a wide variety of disciplines, including Goran Therborn, Andreas Giovanni-Cornia, Peter Tugwell, Cynthia Lloyd and Naila Kabeer.

Talks ranged from a discussion of the pathways involved in influencing growing international health disparities to the state of global civil society. In addition, poverty mapping workshops sponsored by Columbia University’s Center for International Earth Science Information Network (CIESIN) were well attended and there was great interest in the use of spatial tools available for exploring and understanding global inequality.

A link to the MGI Book of Abstracts (in PDF format) can be found here.

In addition, selected papers and presentations from the conference have been made available on the California Digital Library (CDL) and can be found at the following link.

review by Brian Fulfrost

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