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Bold Thinkers Series


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The series brings together thought leaders to share forward-looking perspectives in the areas of health, social and environmental policy, and international development.  

Coastal Restoration: Will we know it when we see it?

Thursday, November 2, 2017
Newseum, Washington D.C.

Mega storms pounding the coasts. Huge oil spills disrupting marine ecosystems. Local economies challenged. How do we restore and protect fragile coasts while balancing the needs of affected communities? What does the science say? What actions are needed now?

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Institutions: Can Development Wait that Long?

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Speakers and panelists addressed the issues: "Thinking and Working Politically: Yin and Yang," and "Effective Governance: Lessons in Transparency and Accountability."

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Global Health Security Threats: Are We Prepared?

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Abt Associates and distinguished speakers discussed the causes and consequences of infectious disease pandemics.

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ACA at Five Years: Do Americans Have Better Access to Quality Care?

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Created to expand healthcare coverage, lower costs, improve health and give Americans more choice, has the Affordable Care Act (ACA) fulfilled its promise? Distinguished speakers joined in a dialogue on lessons learned and what it means for the future of healthcare.

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Road to Paris: What's at Stake and How Do We Pay for It? Cities and the Role of Finance in Addressing Climate Change

Monday, November 16, 2015

This forum explored some of the innovative global actions being taken to build low-carbon, climate-resilient cities. The event focused on the evolving global landscape for climate change finance, including the role of co-benefits in securing funds to mitigate and adapt to climate impacts.

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Is Housing Stability Essential for Family Well-Being?
A Forum on the Implications of the Family Options Study

Monday, September 21, 2015

This event featured a dialogue prompted by new evidence from the Family Options Study on the effects of providing permanent housing subsidies to homeless families. The forum addressed the results of the study, the effects of stable housing on child and family well-being, and the policy implications.

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bold thinkers series event stage

Collaboration Post-2015: Where Can Partnerships Take Development?

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Abt Associates convened the first event in its Bold Thinker Series by holding a panel discussion focusing on the increasingly important role public-private partnerships are playing in improving health and economic well-being on a global scale. A diverse group of thought leaders explored the future of public-private partnerships beyond 2015, and how to create an environment that encourages innovation from local private sector entities.

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