An organization founded by a Yale professor to address global poverty was the focus of December’s “The MacMillan Report,” a one-on-one interview show presented by Yale’s Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale.
Designed to showcase the innovative research by Yale faculty in international and area studies, “The MacMillan Report” is hosted by Marilyn Wilkes, communications director at the MacMillan Center, and airs on Wednesdays at noon during the academic year. Each segment runs between 15 and 20 minutes long.
Launched in October of 2008, the show has featured more than 200 faculty members (see the show’s archive).
Here’s a description of the December offering.
Guest: Dean Karlan, professor of economics
Dean Karlan is president and founder of Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), a research and policy nonprofit that discovers and promotes effective solutions to global poverty problems. Since its founding in 2002, IPA has worked with more than 400 leading academics to conduct over 600 evaluations in 51 countries. This research has informed hundreds of successful programs that now impact millions of individuals worldwide.