University at Albany

Please join us for an informative and insightful conversation about the challenges faced by many developing countries, including economic recovery, post-conflict peacebuilding and statebuilding, poverty eradication, and public health crises such as Ebola.

Kaifala Marah, a 2003 Rockefeller College Master of Arts in Public Affairs and Policy graduate, is Sierra Leone's Minister of Finance and Economic Development and chairperson of the g7+, a voluntary association of conflict and post-conflict countries. The goal of the g7+ is to stop conflict, build nations and eradicate poverty through innovative development strategies harmonized to the country context, aligned to the national agenda and led by the state and its people. Please click here to read Kaifala Marah's full biography.

The conversation will be moderated by Kate Breslin, president and CEO of the Schuyler Center for Analysis and Advocacy, and will be followed by a Q&A with the audience. Opening remarks will be delivered by New York State Senator Neil Breslin, 44th Senate District.