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MIT Sloan Students can hear Rachel Glennerster talk about "How Business Students Can Improve the Lives of the Bottom Billion" on April 15, 2015. See the details here.

Tune in to WPFW 89.3 on Tuesday, March 24 at 4 p.m. EDT to hear Rachel Glennerster discuss issues faced by women in developing countries.

The same day, Rachel will speak at an education forum at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (Larsen Hall 106) at 5 p.m. She will present on "What Really Works: Reassessing Evidence from Impact Evaluations in Developing Countries." The event is open to the public.

Stanford University will host a talk by Rachel Glennerster on providing globally informed, locally grounded policy advice. The event is on February 25th, 2015 and is open to the public. RSVP here.

In Edinburgh on November 10, 2014?  Join Rachel Glennerster (who is attending via weblink) and other experts for the University of Edinburgh's Rapid Response Roundtable on Ebola. Tickets and more details available here.

Rachel will speak about the economic effects of Ebola at the "Mutations, Markets, and the Military" forum on November 5, 2014 at Tufts University's Fletcher School. The event is free and open to the public. Tickets available here.

The Twenty-first Century African Youth Movement (AYM) is hosting a webinar on "Looking Ahead: Strategy and Planning (Post-)Ebola in West Africa." Rachel Glennerster will present on strengthening health systems. Join the webinar by clicking here on October 22, 2014 at 1 p.m. EST.

Rachel Glennerster will speak at IGC Growth Week, to be held September 23–25, 2014 in London. The full agenda can be found on the IGC's website.

CLEAR / J-PAL South Asia at IFMR have organized a roundtable in their Gender, Evaluation and Empowerment Series on “Empowering Adolescent Girls” on August 7, 2014 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Rachel Glennerster will speak on the Kishoree Kontha program. Note: the workshop is currently SOLD OUT.

Rachel Glennerster will present at this year's conference on effective altruism at All Souls College, Oxford (July 7–9, 2014). Click here for details.

J-PAL will webcast its Maternal and Child Healthcare Conference at MIT live on Friday, May 23, 2014 at 9 a.m. Rachel Glennerster will speak on results from relevant randomized evaluations. Click here to join the webcast.

CEGA's Evidence 2 Action (E2A) symposium will take place on Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 1 p. m. Rachel Glennerster will discuss shortening the hungry season in Sierra Leone.

Unite for Sight's Global Health & Innovation Conference will feature a panel with Rachel Glennerster on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 5:10 p.m. in New Haven, CT.

Rachel Glennerster's talk at the Harvard School of Public Health's Adolescent Health Forum will take place on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 6 p.m.

Rachel Glennerster will speak at the Social Enterprise Conference on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 9:45 a.m.

Rachel Glennerster's talk at the Harvard School of Public Health's Adolescent Health Forum has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 6 p.m.

As part of the Society for Research on Education Effectiveness's Spring 2014 conference in DC, Rachel Glennerster will discuss "Cost-Effectiveness in Education in Developing Countries" on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 10 a.mSee the full agenda for the conference here.

On Friday, February 7, 2014 at 2:30 p.m., Rachel will speak at Yale University about using RCTs effectively.  The talk will take place in Room 202 of Luce Hall.

West Coast Book Launch:  the Center for Effective Global Action will be hosting a book launch for Running Randomized Evaluations on Thursday, December 122013 at UC Berkeley.  RSVP here.

Using impact evaluation to improve program performance: An interview with Rachel Glennerster (Audio)  Rachel Glennerster spoke with Andy Feldman's GovInnovator blog to discuss the use of randomized evaluations, ethical considerations, and some broader insights of particular relevance to US policymakers.

Book Launch with Rachel Glennerster at the World Bank (Video)  Rachel Glennerster visited the World Bank on November 21, 2013 to talk about Running Randomized Evaluations. See the full presentation and Q&A session.