Recently, the Carlson School of Management played host to "Global Prosperity and Democracy: Challenges for Corporations, Governments, NGOs, and Civil Society."

The day's first keynote, "Economic Growth and Democratic Reform: A Critical Connection?" featured former president of the World Bank Group, Robert Zoellick. After his conversation with Dean Zaheer, Zoellick participated in a panel discussion with Brian Atwood (chair of the OECD's Development Assistance Committee), Doug Baker (chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Ecolab Inc.), Chris Policinski (president and chief executive officer of Land O' Lakes, Inc.), and former State Department official and current Goldman Sachs executive, Dina Habib Powell.

The Carlson School presented the event in conjunction with the National Endowment for Democracy and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Dean Sri Zaheer and President of the World Bank Group, Robert Zoellick