Policy Review Symposium: Justice Concerns with the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Note from the Student Editor: In order to highlight the high-level of research and scholarship from the authors who have published in the William & Mary Policy Review’s peer-reviewed print journal, we have reproduced the abstracts from Volume 7, Issue 2 along with a link to an electronic copy of the full form of the pieces. This specific article is the transcription of a William & Mary Policy Review symposium, moderated by Irene Wang, which was convened in 2016. The introductory remarks of Ms. Wang are excerpted below. 

(image by USAID Guatemala

Good afternoon everyone, thank you all very much for joining the annual symposium hosted by the William & Mary Policy Review. We are a student-run, academic journal that publishes scholarly work twice every year. Today our topic will be on the justice concerns in the latest United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals 2016-2030. We are very honored to have our three speakers here on the panel. They are all both academic and field experts in economic development. We will have our speakers each speak for about 20 minutes, and then we will open up the floor for discussions. Before we start, I would like to introduce our three speakers:

Dr. Ingo Keilitz is the principal of CourtMetrics, a management consultancy in Williamsburg, Virginia, specializing in performance measurement and management in the justice sector. He is also a research associate at the Institute for the Theory and Practice of International Relations, and a research professor at the Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy at the College of William and Mary. Additionally, he is an adjunct professor at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. He is a former Senior Justice Reform Specialist at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. and former Vice President of the National Center for State Courts. He has worked with over a hundred justice institutions and legal organizations in Africa, the Balkans, Eastern Europe, the Mid-East, East Asia and the Pacific, Canada, and the Caribbean, as well as all 50 states of the United States, helping them to build world-class performance measurement and management processes.

Mr. Steven Sharp is an international development professional with over 25 years of field experience in community development and citizen participation. He supported global local government programs at USAID and was instrumental in establishing the Democracy Center there. Subsequently, he managed large civil society strengthening programs in Sri Lanka, Cambodia, D.R. Congo and Kenya. Last semester he taught a course at William and Mary on International Development at the Community Level. Mr. Sharp has a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida State University.

Mr. Jeremie Amoroso is a Consultant in the Education Global Practice at the World Bank Group. Prior to joining the Bank, he worked in management consulting, specifically in valuation and financial risk management. Mr. Amoroso’s background in finance and consulting is utilized to provide advisory services to Ministries of Education, implementing agencies, and universities in Croatia, Romania, Kazakhstan, and the Russian Federation. At the World Bank, he has been a contributing author for various World Bank publications on higher education financing, school resource use, school infrastructure, skills, and PISA analytics. He has also performed ex ante and ex post economic analyses on the financing of investment projects in education. Mr. Amoroso is an alumnus from the Public Policy program who graduated in 2012. We are very honored to have all of our speakers here today

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