Trudy Dako (JD ’11) on organizing the Harvard African Development Conference

“As president of the Harvard African Law Association, I was proud to join forces with five other Africa-focused groups at schools across Harvard to organize the first annual Harvard African Development Conference. We had six panels that covered topics ranging from food security to education and development, including a panel on theories of development featuring Professors Duncan Kennedy and Amartya Sen. Overall, the two-day conference brought together around 300 students and practitioners from varied backgrounds for what turned out to be a very fruitful experiment in cross-disciplinary exchange.”