Inauguration of the Mahbub ul Haq Lecture Series on Human Development

Université de Genève and UNDP
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Towards a sustainable world: Concepts and policies
By Khalid Malik
on 26 June 2014
Room M 1140, Uni Mail

The University of Geneva and the United Nations Development Programme - Human Development Report Office (UNDP-HDRO) are pleased to announce the signing of a formal letter of collaboration involving partnership in research, teaching, internship possibilities for our students, and organisation of joint public events and workshops. On this occasion, they are launching a joint lecture series on Human Development in honour of Mahbub ul Haq, the founder of the Human Development Report.

You are cordially invited to the inauguration of the lecture series which will be held in presence of representatives from the Rectorate, University colleagues and personalities from international organisations.

The lecture will be given by Khalid Malik, Director of the UNDP Human Development Report Office. He studied Economics and Statistics at the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Essex and Punjab. Before joining the UN, Mr. Malik taught and conducted research at the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics and at Pembroke College, Oxford. Mr. Malik has written widely on development issues. His latest book Why China Has Grown So Fast for So Long was published in 2012 by Oxford University Press. Earlier, in 2002, he co-edited Capacity for Development: New Solutions to Old Problems, and Lessons Learned in Crisis and Post Conflict Situations.


  • 10:00 - 10:10: Welcome speeches by Yves Flückiger (Vice-rector, University of Geneva) and Petra Lantz (Director, UNDP Geneva)
  • 10:10 - 10:20: Introductory remarks by Jaya Krishnakumar (Professor, University of Geneva)
  • 10:20 - 11:45: Lecture: Towards a Sustainable World: Concepts to Policies by Khalid Malik, Director, HDRO, UNDP New York
  • 11:45-12:15: Questions from the floor
  • 12:15 - 12:30:Exchange of letters