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TIME Annual Lectures

As part of its outreach activities, TIME launched the Annual TIME lecture in 2016, in partnership with the Trinity International Development Initiative (TIDI). The aim of the Annual TIME lecture is to bring together top academics in the field of development economics and development practitioners. The 2016 TIME lecture was delivered by Professor Paul Glewwe, Distinguished McKnight University Professor at the University of Minnesota. The 2017 TIME lecture took place in October and was delivered by Professor Asim Khwaja, Sumitomo-FASID Professor of International Finance and Development at Harvard Kennedy School.

The 2018 TIME Annual Lecture was given by Prof Chris Blattman, Ramalee E. Pearson Professor of Global Conflict Studies at the University of Chicago's Pearson Institute and Harris Public Policy. Chris Blattman is an economist and political scientist who studies poverty, violence and crime in developing countries. He chairs the Peace & Recovery sector at Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) and the Crime, Violence and Conflict Initiative at MIT's Poverty Action Lab (JPAL).

Prof Chris Blattman presented on "The Reasons for Wars". Aoife Lyons, Conflict Resolution Unit, Department of Foreign Affairs, gave the final remarks.

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