Africa's Critical Challenges 2013-2050
Date: Mar 8/13
Time: 14:30 - 16:30
Location: Peter's Building, Room P1025/1027
The Departments of Political Science and Global Studies at Laurier, along with the Tsepho Instititute for the Study of Contemporary Africa present a lecture by
Dr. Robert Rotberg: "Africa's Critical Challenges 2013-2050"
Dr. Robert Rotberg is currently the inaugural Fulbright Research Chair in Political Development at the Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) and Visiting Fulbright Scholar at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).
An internationally acclaimed expert on Africa, he is President emeritus of the World Peace Foundation and an American professor in governance and foreign affairs. From 1999-2010, he served as Founding Director of the Program on Intrastate Conflict, Conflict Prevention, and Conflict Resolution at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government.
During that time, he oversaw the establishment of the Index for African Governance, to help evaluate leaders for the Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership, awarded annually by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation.
Prior to his directorship at Harvard, he was a member of the Secretary of State's Advisory Panel on Africa from 2003 to 2004, and a Presidential appointee to the Council of the National Endowment for the Humanities. He has served, additionally, in administrative roles both at Tufts University and Lafeyette College.
Contact: Dr. John Ejobowah
Phone: 519.884.1970 ext. 2898
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