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Global Development Research Symposium

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At Stanford's only global development research symposium, we feature work focusing on poverty alleviation and solutions addressing some of the world’s most critical problems.

This multidisciplinary event showcases the creativity, achievements, and research of scholars from across Stanford. Participants include undergraduate students, graduate student researchers, predoctoral fellows, and postdoctoral fellows.

At the symposium, scholars present posters about their research that touch on diverse facets of global development, including health, disaster resilience, violence prevention, and human trafficking. Each year, the symposium also features a distinguished keynote speaker leading impactful applied research on low- and middle-income countries.

The symposium serves as a platform for dialogue and sharing best practices: Scholars share their work and receive feedback; attendees learn about innovative approaches to addressing global challenges.

The date and submission deadline for the 2025 symposium will be available in Autumn 2024.

An graduate student speaks about their poster to two people

Graduate student Anvesh Badamikar explained his reseach on improving public school facilities in Uttar Pradesh, India. Photo credit: Ryan Zhang.

An undergraduate student speaks about their poster to two people

Yihe Chang, '25, described her research project, which explores the relationship between immigration and tax morale. Photo credit: Anwyn Hurxthal