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Join one of the authors of “Why Nations Fail” for a delicious luncheon and fascinating talk.

“Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine?” The answer is not culture, weather or geography, but, the authors argue, the man-made political and economic institutions that underlie economic success.

James Robinson, a political scientist and economist, is the David Florence Professor of Government at Harvard University. A world-renowned expert on Latin America and Africa, he is currently conducting research in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone, Haiti and in Columbia where he has taught for many years during the summer at the University of the Andes in Bogota.

Joint with the Boston Committee on Foreign Relations.